The death of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) meant a surge of interest in Eisenhower related philatelic material. Eisenhower however had always been relatively popular in Korea, especially because of his support for South Korea during the Korean War and his visit to Korea in the 1950s.
One person who was in Korea for a while was Joe Ross: “My tour in Korea began in 1973. The first part of my tour was supervising the staff of the Army Special Services at the HQ in Seoul. It was while at this organization where I acquired these covers through a collector. Later I moved to the I Corps HQ in Uijeonbu at the Corps HQ operation, not to far from the DMZ. After a year I returned to the US.“