Singer Jo Kwon has been discharged.
The singer officially made his return on March 24 after completing his mandatory military service, and he posted a letter and photos from his time in the military on his Instagram shortly after midnight.
In the released photos, Jo Kwon, still in his uniform, is saluting.
He started the letter with “Hwarang! Sergeant Jo Kwon of the military band was ordered to be discharged from the army on March 24, 2020.” He then continued, “I enlisted the year before last in the sweltering heat, and now my military discharge day has finally come, on the 597th day (1 year, 7 months, 18 days) , which seemed like it would never arrive,” wrote Jo Kwon. “I sincerely send my gratitude for waiting me. It wasn’t always easy, and it was also eventful.”
He then finished his letter that he would be returning to his career as a singer and that he asks for a lot of support and love.
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2018.08.06 – 2020.03.24 🌈 화랑 ! 신고합니다! 군악대 병장 조권은 2020년3월24일 부로 전역을 명 받았습니다.이에 신고 합니다! 재작년 무더위에 입대하여, 597일(1년7개월18일)오지 않을 것만 같던 전역의 날을 드디어 맞이하게 되었습니다.저를 기다려 주셔서 진심으로 감사드립니다.결코 쉽지만은 않았고,다사다난 하기도 했습니다.그러나 저의 군 생활에 있어 큰 힘이 되어 주신 너무나 좋은 간부님들,군악대원들,군뮤지컬파견장병들 그리고 가족,친구 사랑하는 팬분들 진심으로 감사드립니다.덕분에 건강하게 전역 할 수 있게 되었습니다.살면서 평생 잊지못할 순간 순간 들이 굉장히 많았고,과거와 현재 그리고 미래를 연결해 주는 중요한 시간들과, 대한민국을 위해 충성을 다하고 제가 맡은 임무를 끝까지 최선을 다해 수행하여 지나고 보니 행복했던 추억도 많이 남았습니다.이제는 예비역 조권 이되었습니다.본업인 가수 조권으로 돌아가 제가 가고자하는 무지개빛 다양한 모습을 기대 많이 해주시고 응원해 주십시오.! 감사합니다. 화 랑!!! (꿈은 아니겠지..눈떴는데 다시 훈련소는 아닐거야 😱😱😱😱😱*코로나19로 인하여 전역전휴가로 출타하여 24일 전역 하였습니다.강원도 홍천은 청정지역 입니다.코로나19가 하루빨리 종식 되길 기도하겠습니다.) #KEEPGOING
“Hwarang! Sergeant Jo Kwon of the military band was ordered to be discharged from the army on March 24, 2020. I enlisted the year before last in the sweltering heat, and now my military discharge day has finally come, on the 597th day (1 year, 7 months, 18 days) , which seemed like it would never arrive. I sincerely send my gratitude for waiting me. It wasn’t always easy, and it was also eventful. However, I sincerely want to thank those who gave me such strength during my time in the military, including the officers, fellow members of the military band, the military musical officers, and my family, friends, and beloved fans. Thanks to you, I was discharged from the military in good health. There were many moments that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life, and there were also important times that connect my past, present, and future. As I rendered my devoted service to the Republic of Korea and did my best at performing all of the tasks I was given, I now think that I also have a lot of happy memories. I’m now reservist Jo Kwon. I’m going to return to as a singer Jo Kwon. Please look forward to the rainbow-colored various appearances that I’m planning and show your support! Thank you. Salute!!! (This isn’t a dream, right.. I won’t open my eyes to find I’m back at the training center. * I was discharged form the army on 24th due to COVID-19. Hongcheon, Gangwondo is a clean area. I pray that this coronavirus ends soon.)”