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Big Bang’s Daesung starts military service

Mar 14,2018
Daesung joined the military on Tuesday, becoming the fourth member of K-pop group Big Bang to start his mandatory military duty.

Daesung arrived at the Army’s 27th Infantry Division in Hwacheon, some 118 kilometers (73 miles) northeast of Seoul. After a five-week training session, Daesung will be assigned to an Army unit, where he will serve out the rest of his duty.

In South Korea, all able-bodied men have to fulfill military duty for around two years.

Fans of Daesung made their way to say goodbye, shouting and holding signs with the message, “I’ll wait for you, let’s meet again.” Daesung saluted his fans before making his way into the base.

The singer’s enlistment was preceded by bandmate Taeyang’s entrance into the Army on Monday. With Daesung entering the military, Seungri is the only singer in the group who has yet to serve. He plans to enlist after releasing a solo album sometime during the first half of the year.

Outside of his success of over a decade with Big Bang, Daesung has carved out a formidable solo career in Japan by releasing two solo albums, “D’scover” and “D-Day,” since 2013.