2PM’s Taecyeon And ZE:A’s Im Si Wan Spotted At Armed Forces Day Event
On October 1 at 6:30 p.m. KST, Taecyeon and Im Si Wan attended an event hosted by the Korean War Memorial at the “Plaza of Peace” celebrating the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. Taecyeon was involved with a demonstration of a future combat implementation system, while Im Si Wan emceed the event.
The demonstration of the future combat implementation system was a program that introduced not only the top-of-the-line weapons systems powered by the armed forces, but also the unmanned and manned weapons systems to be use in the near future.
A source from the event stated, “Corporal Ok Taecyeon gave up his American residency; he set a great example, as he received surgery for the discs in his back and accepted active duty despite the fact that he had previously approved for alternative service. He’s currently faithfully continuing his military duties. We actively recommended him to participate in the Armed Forces Day event as we believed it would be meaningful for him.”
Taecyeon shared, “As I wanted to be of help to a national event, I became close with other officers, and worked hard to practice. I would be happy if I was a small help in informing citizens of the warrior platform (which includes information on improved combat gear as well as individual combat-based systems), which will be utilized by the armed forces. I was honored to have participated in such a meaningful event, and will do my best for the rest of my military service.”
The 2PM member is currently an assistant instructor at the White Horse (9th Division) Recruit Training Center, and is set to be discharged next June. Last July, he signed an exclusive contract with 51K entertainment.
Im Si Wan is currently carrying out his service as a corporal at the 25th Division Recruit Training Center, and will be discharged next March.