Camp Humphreys Groundbreaking
By Bob McElroy
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — United States and Republic of Korea officials reaffirmed their commitment to the alliance and continued American military presence on the Korean peninsula Tuesday during the official groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Forces Korea base relocation to the Pyeongtaek area.
Hosted by the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense on land adjacent to Humphreys Garrison, the ceremony included traditional Korean performances, speeches by U.S. and ROK officials, presentation of awards and fireworks. About 2,000 people attended the ceremony.
The United States ambassador to the Republic of Korea Alexander Vershbow and U.S. Forces Korea Commanding General B.B. Bell led the American contingent at the ceremony, joining a host of senior ROK military officers and civilian officials.
Speaker after speaker reaffirmed the commitment the U.S. and ROK governments share to their alliance and its role as a guarantor of peace and stability in Korea and Northeast Asia.
USFK website (Posted 11/21/07)