Football Star Son Heung-min Endorses Search for Korean War Heroes

  • By Yang Seung-sik

    June 11, 2020 12:40

    Football star Son Heung-min is taking part in efforts to find soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War but have yet to pick up their medals.

    The Army aired advertisements starring the Tottenham Hotspur striker from Wednesday searching for undecorated war heroes.

    The ad features Son scoring his 70-meter dribble goal, touted as one of the greatest in the English Premier League, during a match against Burnley in December last year.

    "I was able to become a national squad member and compete on the international stage because of these heroes who protected our country and I wanted to show my respect and gratitude to them," Son said.

    The ad was filmed before Son left for the U.K. after completing three weeks' mandatory military training with Marine Corps last month.

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