South Korean boyband TVXQ!’s Jung Yunho completes his military service and was discharged earlier today.
Jung was enlisted in the 26th Mechanized Division Recruit Training Centre in Yangju, Gyeonggi back in July 2015 and after five weeks of basic training, he was appointed as the best trainee. In the same year in October, he was the model of a poster for the ‘Reading in Military’ campaign organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and sponsored by the Ministry of National Defense. After his exemplary military life became known, he then appeared on the back cover of a military magazine HIM January 2016 issue.
Jung set a good example to other fellow soldiers during his military training. In May last year when he was a first class private, Jung received a Special Warrior honor that was awarded to only those who scored more than 90 marks in every subject including shooting, physical strength, mental stamina and combat skills. The military revealed, “It is truly beautiful that he tries his best as an military soldier.”
Jung was later assigned to the military’s band position and led many local festivals including the ‘Ground Forces Festival’ and ‘Nation Love Concert’ as an emcee.
He also contributed to make Yangju known and the city awarded him with a plaque of appreciation and certificate of honorary citizen in March. The Yangju city revealed,” Thank you for your influence in the development of Yangju’s culture. Even after you leave Yangju, we ask for your continuous love for this region.” Prior to this, both Jung’s local and foreign fan clubs made rice donation to the low-income and single elderly people, and sponsored school supplies to the needy children of the region.
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Translation by / Judith (All About Cassiopeia)
Originally published at Daily Economy here.