[Pexers Write-Ups] A Soldier’s Story: The End is Just the Beginning #Waiting4KHJ #neverleaveKHJ #Pray4KHJ
A Soldier’s Story
The End is Just the Beginning
Graduation puts a lump on the throat. Also tears on the eyes.Why, it is a part of someone dear to us marking life changing special occasion .It is a transition or rite pf passage from one point to another-whether as part of growth and development, fulfillment of obligations cultural or otherwise, reaching of personal goals among others.
Some rite of passages are relatively easier to hurdle than others Some are longer than others. There is a rite of passage in South Korea that puts on hold all other activities and daily concerns and perhaps the most unique-the basic training to be a soldier.
Those who have gone through it swear the training overturned what they are used to doing outside the gates of the camp. It’s due to the highly regimented military way of life -the dividing wall between its personnel and civilians.
Its duration is five weeks to acquire the skills needed by the soldiers. This consist but not limited to handling guns, throw live grenades, do gas mask tests, combat training, live within set schedules without the amenities and gadgets of modern living,follow orders and to know the most important words to say is alget subnida ( formal : I understand ) to one’s superior. Some said it was a time to know oneself better and to learn to live with others within closed spaces.
The just concluded closing ceremony for Kim Hyun Joong and other soldiers last June 18th opens yet another level of training according to their assignments. The following day the men went to the different branches of the army of the country considered 8th strongest bastion of military power in the world.
KHJ goes to being border patrol (30th Division) at the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Paju in the province of Geonggi-do.Being Border patrol is considered one of the most dangerous assignment for soldiers.
Thanks to primary accounts posted at the net.