Ok Taec-yeon Completes Military Service

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    May 17, 2019 09:27

    Ok Taec-yeon smiles as he walks out of an Army base in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. /Yonhap

    Ok Taec-yeon of boy band 2PM completed his mandatory military service on Thursday. Ok served as a training instructor in the Army for 21 months.

    Many fans were on hand to welcome him back to civilian life as he walked out of his base in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.

    "It doesn't feel real right now. Maybe I'll realize [that my military service is over] tomorrow morning when I don't hear the alarm," he said.

    Ok enlisted in September 2017 and received recognition for exemplary service while fulfilling his duty. He won praise from many Koreans for giving up his U.S. green card and undergoing two back operations to be cleared for active duty.

    Since his debut as a member of 2PM in 2008, Ok has forged a career in both singing and acting.

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