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Lee Jin Uk, Lee Jae Won Enlist; Lee Dong Gun Postpones

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May 6 appears to be a busy day for the army (and the press) as celebrities Lee Jin Uk and Lee Jae Won have suddenly confirmed that they will enlist today, while Lee Dong Gun confirmed that he will not.

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jae Won

Lee Jae Won

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Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk

Lee Jin Uk (commonly spelled Lee Jin Wook) is entering military service at 1pm on May 6 in Uijeongbu Gyeonggi-do.

After he goes through the basic training program, he will begin active duty.

Regarding military service, he expressed, “The army is a place where any man of the Republic of Korea must go to, so there is no trace of hesitation. I will return after learning and experiencing many things that I’ve never known [or done] through military life.” Lee admitted that he wishes he could have done more projects before enlisting, but that he was grateful for the love beyond expectations that he’s received from fans.  He promised that he would try to return as a more mature actor.

On May 5, Lee  held a fan meeting at Hangang Park for visiting Japanese fans as his last event before enlistment. He is not expected to speak to the media through a press conference, as many stars do right before they enter.

Lee Jin Uk became known to the public through dramas such as Alone in Love, Smile Again, Air City, and Glass Castle. He most recently caused a media frenzy in February when his relationship with Choi Ji Woo was revealed.

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Lee Jaewon

Lee Jaewon

Also enlisting today is Lee Jae Won (solo stage name: Jaewon) of disbanded idol group, H.O.T. He has remained out of the public eye following last year’s alleged rape scandal. (She dropped the charges shortly after filing them; he stated that the sex was consensual.) He will enter quietly at a different location in Gyeonggi-do at 1pm.

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Lee Dong Gun

Lee Dong Gun

On the other hand, singer-actor Lee Dong Gun’s application to postpone enlistment was approved on May 4. Lee Dong Gun was supposed to enter along with Lee Jin Uk at the same reserve. According to a source, the request was made for personal reasons. If he receives another warrant for enlistment, he will not be able to delay it any longer since he turns 30 next year.

Sources: Osen, ISplus, Asia Economy

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Written by KP

May 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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  1. Good picture Lee Dong Gun!

    Elize

    April 17, 2010 at 8:51 am


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