INJE, South Korea, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Serving at the very eastern frontline of the South Korean military are a father and his son, guarding the barbed-wire fence that dissects the Korean Peninsula, just an inch outside of the infamous Demilitarized Zone.
Lee In-wook, a 51-year-old sergeant major, serves in the 12th Infantry Division, while his son Lee Min-woo, 21, is a private first class for the 22nd Infantry Division.
But as luck would have it, the two are now protecting the DMZ close to each other, at their respective GOP posts (a rotational platoon-level unit located near the DMZ away from the main base) nearby.
“I feel confident that my father is serving at a post within reach, while I’m guarding the frontline,” the young PFC said.
“It feels really great to be on mission at a frontline base, not far from where my son is,” said the elder Lee. “I want my son to be a soldier that looks after his comrades and carries out missions with diligence.”
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