April 03, 2019 10:45
Ok Taec-yeon of K-pop boy band 2PM has been honored for his exemplary service while fulfilling his mandatory military duty.
He received a plaque of recognition at a ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. He was praised for serving the military with dedication and diligence.
"I am very honored and grateful for this recognition, which I accept on behalf of many other soldiers," Ok said. "I have learned a lot during my time here. I will keep trying my best till I complete my military service."
In order to join the military and serve on active duty, Ok gave up his U.S. green card and underwent two back operations.
He started his 21-month service in the Army in September 2017 and is set to be discharged on May 16.
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