DAY6’s Young K recently opened up about his many experiences during his military service.
On November 20 KST, the idol was the subject of a post via the Eighth Armyofficial Instagram account of. The Eighth Army is the formation commanding all U.S. Army forces operating from South Korea, and as Young K is part of KATUSA (Korean US Army Augmentation), he regularly works alongside American soldiers at Camp Humphreys. Earlier this year, he even won the Eighth Army’s “Best Warrior Contest.”
“Say hi to sergeant. Young Hyun Kang [Young K’s real name]who is from Seoul,” a caption for the post introduces. “He is a Human Resources Specialist (MOS 42A) in Eighth Army Headquarters Battalion S1 Section and Camp Humphreys Headquarters Battalion. Young is a Korean U.S. Army Augmentation, or KATUSA. Specifically, he works in the leave and finance section of S1.”
In the post, Young K says, “It’s been a great opportunity to interact with so many different people, and even outside of S1, I’ve been through so much in the military during my time. I’ve seen people come in and PCS (permanent change station), and sometimes retire.”
In the post, he also says that how the soldiers he has worked with handle goodbyes and life in general is something he thinks deeply about, adding, “Being able to ‘drive’ would probably be one of the biggest lessons I learned. I also can’t wait to see what life would bring in the future.”
Meanwhile, Young K is due to complete his military service on April 11, 2023.