(James Vestal/Stars and Stripes)

Seoul, South Korea, December 1960: Robert Harilee vacuums his room at Pomeroy Hall. The 17-year-old lived with 11 girls and 15 boys in Pomeroy Hall while attending nearby American High School on the Seoul Area South Command Post, as there were no high schools for them to attend where their families lived.

The 27 students — all dependents of U.S. Army officers and civilian personnel in Busan, Deagu and Uijongbu — ate all their meals during the week in the high school cafeteria, but went home on the weekends when the “billets” closed.

Read more about Pomeroy Hall here.

Stars and Stripes celebrates the Month of the Military Child! Check out stories and drawings of dozens of “military brats” here.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now