Jaejoong from JYJ enlisted on March 31st 2015. It has been a year already, and there’s only six months till his discharge. He was assigned to the Bonghwa 55th infantry division after basic military training. He seems surrounded by people just the same as the time he was an idol.
<Sudden, exponential increase in number of his male fans>
Jaejoong seems like he has built a good reputation in the Army. Following are some eyewitness accounts people uploaded onto twitter:
“If you want to see Kim Jaejoong, look for a place where crowds of soldiers are gathered. Most likely, Jaejoong is at the center.”
“Sometimes an impromptu handshake or autograph event with Jaejoong are held in the PX. He is so kind, well mannered and manly.”
“Saw Jaejoong by chance at the PX. He brought all the soldiers in his unit and told them: ‘Pick whatever you want, it’s on me.’ I was so envious.”
He is also praised for his combat ability. He is called a “natural soldier” for posting top scores everytime.
Related May 19 article:
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong is generating many heartwarming episodes in the military band and is getting more popular. He shares snacks and skincare products with his fellow soldiers; holds impromptu handshake event at the PX military store; and does his best to accommodate when asked for autograph by non-fans, while visiting places for military concerts. Jaejoong is expected to be discharged this coming December, yet these heartwarming episodes of is not stopping according to the Korean Media.