Aging S. Koreans, once prostitutes for US troops, being pushed away from base they never left

September 6, 2014 5:18 AM

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Aging S. Koreans, once prostitutes for US troops, being pushed away from base they never left

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – More than 70 aging women live in a squalid neighborhood between the rear gate of the U.S. Army garrison here and half a dozen seedy nightclubs. Near the front gate, glossy illustrations posted in real-estate offices show the dream homes that may one day replace their one-room shacks.

They once worked as prostitutes for American soldiers in this "camptown" near Camp Humphreys, and they've stayed because they have nowhere else to go. Now, the women are being forced out of the Anjeong-ri neighborhood by developers and landlords eager to build on prime real estate around the soon-to...

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