A former American soldier has shared some amazing photographs of Korea back in the early 1960s.

What’s really amazing, is when you think at how far South Korea has come since then. We’re talking just eleven years after the Korean War Armistice had been signed, but the South was as close to a Third World Country as it could get until Park Chung-hee (for better or worse) turned things around and got the South on the road to the ecomomic powerhouse that the country is today.