DAY6’s Young K Wins Special “Best Warrior” Award During KATUSA Military Service
DAY6‘s Young K (Kang Younghyun) is a man of many talents!
His vocal skill is out of this world…
#DAY6: their vocals and synchronization are no joke <3
(young k was trying to hold back his tears 🥲) pic.twitter.com/8fpeVLa2Y2
— nin | semi ia 📚 (@crescent1306) August 9, 2021
… and he’s a superstar when he plays the bass!
Young K Be Lazy bass solo 😍 pic.twitter.com/jghiQ4h4OV
— nand (@nanndd) March 17, 2022
He’s shown MyDay his dance moves…
…and since enlisting on October 12, 2021, Young K is the first K-Pop idol to serve in the elusive KATUSA (Korean Augmentation To the United States Army) program, serving as a liaison between the Republic Of Korea (ROK) and United States armies.
On May 17, Young K added a new feat to his wide array of achievements— winning the Best Warrior Competition during his military enlistment.
According to coverage from the U.S. military’s news source Stars and Stripes, Young K competed against 49 soldiers from KATUSA and the U.S. Army in a series of formidable and strenuous challenges to win the award.
U.S. and KATUSA soldiers competed for the title of Best Warrior and Best Squad by going through events like a water survival skills test, small arms qualification, an eight-mile march, land navigation and obstacle courses, knot-tying assessments and military knowledge tests.
—Stars and Stripes
Young K made the decision to compete on a whim after being encouraged by his military colleague.
I made the decision that night, […] Because my only goal in the Army was to have a healthier body, just to build a better one, because I feel like I haven’t been taking care of [it] before.
MYDAY are super proud of Young K’s achievements!
me when Young K just won best warrior and squad competition in category katusapic.twitter.com/lRDf39uQIV
— missing brian (@youngdyeon) May 17, 2022
Young K stans to the rest of Mydays pic.twitter.com/oVipvMJrpx
— missing brian (@youngdyeon) May 13, 2022
Young K will complete his military service on April 11, 2023.
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