Singer and Actress Sooyoung Reveals Her Korean War Veteran Grandfather
By Yujin Jeong | June 26, 2023 15:59
K-pop idol and actress, Sooyoung from the group Generation Generation, recently shared a heartwarming revelation about her family. It turns out that her beloved grandfather is a Korean War veteran, adding an extra layer of pride to her already remarkable lineage.
In a series of photos uploaded on her Instagram story on June 26th, Sooyoung proudly showcased her grandfather along with a caption that read, “Veteran grandfather 6/25, proud of his new outfit.” The images depict her grandfather holding the revered ‘hero uniform’ worn by those who fought valiantly in the Korean War.
Earlier this month, on the 14th, President Yoon Seok-yeol personally presented these esteemed ‘hero uniforms’ to the brave veterans who risked their lives during the war. This gesture of recognition and gratitude highlighted the immense sacrifices made by these courageous individuals.
Furthermore, Sooyoung generously shared more photos featuring her grandfather adorned in his school uniform. Alongside these images, she included a touching message, saying, “I’ll take this picture for you, Grandpa,” along with a larger picture showcasing the whole outfit. Additionally, a poignant image expressing her unwavering gratitude and commitment to remembering the sacrifices of the Korean War veterans was also shared.
Sooyoung, known for her recent appearances in the KBS 2TV drama ‘If You Say Your Wish’ and MBC’s ‘Send a Fan Letter’, chose the apt occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Korean War on June 25th to honor her grandfather’s military service. Her tribute was met with warmth and appreciation from fans and the wider public alike.
“I’ll never forget the veterans of the Korean War,” Sooyoung emphasized, encapsulating the sentiments shared by many who recognize the sacrifices and bravery displayed by these selfless individuals. Through her posts, she not only celebrates her own family’s heritage but also reinforces the importance of preserving the memory and legacy of those who fought for their country.
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Reporter Yujin Jeong | 2023.06.26 15:59
Singer and actress Generation Generation Sooyoung’s grandfather turned out to be a Korean War veteran.
On the 26th, Sooyoung posted several photos on her Instagram story with the caption, “Veteran grandfather 6/25, proud of his new outfit.”
In the photo, Sooyoung’s grandfather is holding the so-called ‘hero uniform’ provided to those who took part in the Korean War. Earlier on the 14th, President Yoon Seok-yeol handed over the ‘hero uniform’ to those who took part in the Korean War.
Then, Sooyoung released additional school uniform photos. He left a message saying “I’ll take a picture for you, Grandpa” along with a larger picture of the outfit. In addition, he uploaded an image containing the phrase that he will not forget the veterans of the Korean War, giving him a warm feeling.
Sooyoung recently appeared in the KBS 2TV drama ‘If You Say Your Wish’ and MBC’s ‘Send a Fan Letter’. The 25th was the 73rd anniversary of the Korean War.
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