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Korean Men having to serve at least 2 years or more in the Military
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Posted 8/15/08
omg, gong yoo!


oh, and i think the last draft in the US was during the Vietnam War. as far as i know, we don't use drafts here..we have this thing where males at a certain age must register for the something-something service system just in case a war breaks out....different from a draft.


maaan, if only i paid attention in history class.
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Posted 8/16/08
I believe Korean actors Lee Dong-gun, Eric, Kim Rae-won, etc are expected to be drafted soon.


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wow really?
even lee jun ki?


yes. ALL Korean males between the ages of 18-30 (I believe) who are of good health and are citizens of (S) Korea are expected to serve two years in the army. Although, I've heard you can serve differently - the typical "army", entertainment division, etc.

It is somewhat unfortunate that it's mandatory, but there are some positive aspects of it all, I should think. You're serving the country and building your stamina with all that army training...nothing bad with that. Although, I do believe that this "army rule" is because of South Korea's somewhat unstable relationship with N. Korea.
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Posted 8/16/08
I've known about this for a long time now. Well I'm Korean so yes I obviously know about it. My brother doesn't have to go because he's a US citizen. I know a lot of people that are serving in the military right now. They graduated from College and headed straight for the military. It's for 2 years, so It makes me sad that I wont be able to see them for that long or be in any contact with them.

Even so, many countries have military service requirements. It's not just Korea.
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Posted 8/19/08
my cousins all went:((
i say two years is too much!!
but i guess it not all bad~
whenever i go church or sumthing the oppas always talk about gun-dae its freaking funny XD
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Posted 8/20/08
many countries are like this Turkey and Israel are 2 that come to mine but im not 100%
but i full agree with it every one should serve in some way. being in support or combat jobs.
it give you many befits such as discipline, and leadership experience. and in some cases a chance to travel the world

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Just to clear up on how the US Draft works and last time it was.
1. its only males
2. u have to register- this happens mostly in hight school when are about to trun18
3. when you register to vote u are also but in
4. you have to do it (although its rarely enforced)
5. its needs Congress to pass it to be called on
6. that last ime it was use was the Vietnam War
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Posted 8/21/08
WOAHHHH-- that's soo UNAWESUMMMM

howww meanyy can ppl get thse daiis..
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Posted 9/29/08
oooo
yeh i had a classmate that had to go back to korea bcuz of that..... that sux
Posted 9/29/08

Sleepneeded127 wrote:

many countries are like this Turkey and Israel are 2 that come to mine but im not 100%
but i full agree with it every one should serve in some way. being in support or combat jobs.
it give you many befits such as discipline, and leadership experience. and in some cases a chance to travel the world

OFF TOPIC
Just to clear up on how the US Draft works and last time it was.
1. its only males
2. u have to register- this happens mostly in hight school when are about to trun18
3. when you register to vote u are also but in
4. you have to do it (although its rarely enforced)
5. its needs Congress to pass it to be called on
6. that last ime it was use was the Vietnam War


I heard that they even keep the gay guys to still serve in the military.
Is that true?
How about weight and height limit?
Andre the Giant was dismissed from the service because there were not much equipments for him to handle properly, even the bunk bed.
Is it true that there's no more honorable discharge if you get wounded [even accidentally]?


These are the things I heard; not to mention, these are the things I don't know. So, that's why I'm asking.
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Posted 9/29/08
So..Even every korean men star had to do this???Omo...I never knew that.Poor them..But that prepares them if something was to come in Korea..
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Posted 9/29/08
It used to be 3 years mandatory military service, now it's 2. Women are optional in being drafted to the military (more like volunteer really), but men will be drafted usually out of high school or when they hit the age of 19 (18 in the states). Apparently you can be drafted between the ages of 19-35.

And yes, celebrities get drafted too...they're not special you know :|

Also, if you dodge the draft or get rejected from the military (not within the weight/height limit, other problems etc) then it'll be frowned upon as well as look bad on your resume.
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Well I dont understand why some people say the army is like prison ... I mean your country gaurd your life and give you hospitals and many other stuffs in return they ask for you to serve the country for only 2 years ... thats not alot at all ... in here where I m from (Israel) EVERYONE (including celebraties and Womens) are recruited to the army ... at age of 18 ... mans for 3 years ... yes 3 years ... and girls for 2 years ... so all of those so called mans who serve 2 years are counted to the women in here in the serving time ... I belive that women should serve the army as well as men, we arent diffrent from them ... womens can do alot of stuffs that are crucial and sometimes they do a better job then the males ...

I didnt got recruited to the army due to personal medical issues ... so I voulenteered on my own because I wanted to server my country and belive it or not I m going to server for 2 and a half years up to 3 years ... depends whether I will want to continue or not ... but my point is that joining the army is really important its a whole new system that everyone should pass through it because it really mature you up and makes you ready for the real life outside (and its very important for people who lives near hostile countries - like my country ...) ... and yes in here as well people who decide to not join the army, while they have too, are thrown to jail ...

Lets put it that way so you can understand my point of deserving jail: why should a person who got alot of problems should voulenteer to the army and protect others life while another Healthy person who no problems at all and at good shape (or fat doesnt matter) says - '' nahh I dont wanna join '' ?? why should he just get away from serving while an invalid person is serving the army doing his best ?? that is why people who doesnt want to join the army get jail ... so that they will learn that you cant except to always want the country to give you base needs without giving the country itself a small something in return (just 2 years of your life :S ... thats not alot ... compared to the stuffs that the country take care for you for a lifetime till the day you die ..)


Well I m not here to start a fight or anything but it just annoyed me reading all those post saying - women cant join the army or stuffs like: wtf they get jail for not joining ?! ... hell yeah ... thats what we call justice my friends ...
A lesson for life - you cant excpect to get something without first giving something in return .... (FMA XD but its true my friends ... everything in life has its price and sometimes you get alot of stuffs and in return the price is small to pay but if you dont pay even the smallest price then excpect to face the consequinces ...

Have a great week my friends ;)

Sincerly yours,

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Posted 9/29/08

whatsome wrote:


Sleepneeded127 wrote:

many countries are like this Turkey and Israel are 2 that come to mine but im not 100%
but i full agree with it every one should serve in some way. being in support or combat jobs.
it give you many befits such as discipline, and leadership experience. and in some cases a chance to travel the world

OFF TOPIC
Just to clear up on how the US Draft works and last time it was.
1. its only males
2. u have to register- this happens mostly in hight school when are about to trun18
3. when you register to vote u are also but in
4. you have to do it (although its rarely enforced)
5. its needs Congress to pass it to be called on
6. that last ime it was use was the Vietnam War


I heard that they even keep the gay guys to still serve in the military.
Is that true?
How about weight and height limit?
Andre the Giant was dismissed from the service because there were not much equipments for him to handle properly, even the bunk bed.
Is it true that there's no more honorable discharge if you get wounded [even accidentally]?


These are the things I heard; not to mention, these are the things I don't know. So, that's why I'm asking.


gays can join and be drafted but can not be open about it

How about weight and height limit? there are limits of age height and weight i dont know that numbers

Andre the Giant is true but that is an extreme case.

there is honorable discharge(medical discharge) for the wounded depending on how bad it is if they think u can recover and still be able to do the job they can keep you in
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Posted 9/29/08
Yea and Israelis have to serve at least a year or 2 when they reach 18 so whats your point?
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Posted 9/30/08
I dont understand your question drizza was it directed to me ?
Posted 9/30/08
Err...who cares, aye?
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