After singing “Unfinished Story,” SeungGi talked about his SWC experience (it starts at around 12:14 in this video). A big thanks to AnnMichelle, as always, for translating!
(thanks to LSG MX for rotating the video!)
I will be discharged at the end of October. In fact when I was first assigned to SWC, I was aware that my assignment was not to provide support to special forces soldiers. I was chosen into SWC in Nonsan Training Center only because my executive ability was notable.
Even on the day of the transfer I still had no idea about the conditions of SWC. I knew nothing at the time.
After I learned there would be a SWC airborne training, I wondered privately: didn’t I go through a similar training in Nonsan Training Center? Why training again here? But I couldn’t help to be curious about it too.
And later I found out parachutes were involved in the training. Should I just say I couldn’t do it? How was it possible for me to do airborne training at high altitude? But you all know that would not do in the military, right?
However, human being are indeed unpredictable. Once entering SWC, I feel I have learned so much. And I have also taken down lots of limits.
All the special forces soldiers here, you are really incredible. How can you endure the pains and complete the training, just like you have done many times before, while sacrificing yourself for your country? I truly believe that even those famous and prominent people in our society, when they come visit here, they would feel proud of our SWC soldiers, who are hard-working, meticulous in details, and tough as rocks.
It’s thanks to those soldiers that this year, from severe winter period to the Long Distance March, I have completed all those and other training.
The Long Distance March, it was indeed the most severe trial of my life.
How should I put this… Every one worked so hard to complete the march. But once the march was completed, all felt we had accomplished something really tremendous. I was also surprised. If some one by my side had given up, I probably would have given up too. But no one ever said quit. During the march I was very burdened and felt I couldn’t possibly continue. I thought about quitting numerous times. Looking at my fellow soldiers walking tirelessly and persistently by my side, I truly realized why we were comrades, why we marched together and fought together.
Through the Long Distance March, I really gained a profound understanding: from now on, no matter where I am, I will give my support to the soldiers sitting here, the soldiers on active duty, and those soldiers who protect us and defend our country. And I will always be proud of the fact that I am a member of the SWC.
Korean to Chinese translation by ChouJin
Chinese to English translation by AnnMichelle, Special Contributor to Everything LSG