Korean soloist Rain, who has been enlisted in the military for nearly two months since his induction in October, has recently been awarded with a special military "Combatant Award", recognizing his outstanding performance during his training period.
This specialized honor is awarded only under strict circumstances, as only soldiers who can meet certain physical standards, such as doing 82 sit-ups in two minutes, run 3km in less than 2 minutes, and score over 90% on shooting drills are recognized.
A Korean army official recently spoke to Rain's impressive performance, "Rain has always been an outstanding soldier, and therefore, sets a good example for everyone else. He participated in the entire training process, and received praise from all the other trainees for his efforts."
Along with the titular honor, as a part of this combatant award, Rain has also won a six night vacation. However, it is not known where or when this will take place. He will also be available to advance in ranks more quickly.
Only two other celebrities to date have won this special award, "Cinderella's Sister" and "Young Love Jae In" actor Chun Jung Myung, and former leader of H.O.T and current soloist Kangta.
Rain is expected to complete his military duty on July 10, 2013.
|Real name||Jung Ji Hoon|
|Birthday||25 June, 1982|
|Main occupation||singer (active)|
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