“Hyung, is it okay if I hug you?”
Actor Yoon Shi Yoon entered the Marine Corps in secret. What was the last image of Yoon Shi Yoon entering the Marine Corps, choosing to do it silently in order to prevent any harm to other personnel entering at the same time?
Yoon Shi Yoon enlisted through the Pohang Training Center on April 28 at 1:50 PM. While there was interest from people around him about his enlistment, he told employees of his agency, “I want to go quietly.” He requested that they keep it a secret.
The employees politely rejected requests from entertainment programs and didn’t allow news about his enlistment to be known to the outside to keep their promise. That is why members from his agency accompanied him to watch him enlist.
Yoon Shi Yoon showed his will to enlist in the Marine Corps in January. Until that point, agency representatives dissuaded him from enlisting in the Marine Corps. The reason was that he is older than the average soldier, so he might end up having a hard time. However, Yoon Shi Yoon displayed his strong will and selected the Marine Corps.
On April 29, a representative of Taxi Entertainment revealed, “Yoon Shi Yoon’s will to enter to Marine Corps was strong despite the members of our agency trying to dissuade him many times. Everything proceeded at lightning speed, from the application, interview, and final admittance.”
Yoon Shi Yoon’s appearance before enlisting wasn’t different from the average soldier. He thanked each member of his agency that accompanied him one by one and quietly enlisted. An agency employee who saw off the actor at the training center said, “Shi Yoon said ‘thank you’ before enlisting. He asked, ‘Would it be okay to hug you just once?’ and we hugged. Thinking about the tight friendship between men and what they undergo together made me choke up.”
The actor that enjoyed his heyday through MBC’s “High Kick Through The Roof” and KBS’s “The King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo” had a normal enlistment. However, his will and fidelity of taking care of his fellow soldiers and agency employees over himself really stood out.