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With his upcoming discharge on 1-July, singer and actor Park JungMin from SS501, is recently being known of receiving a commendation medal for saving a life in the subway.
Currently serving in a subway station in Songpa-gu, in February Park JungMin performed first aid on a middle aged man who collapsed due to breathing difficulties, thus saving a precious life. Park JungMin was in service at the subway station and helped the patient using first aid as per the first aid manual that he learned, the man received first aid from Park JungMin and then waited for 119 rescue team to arrive. Thereafter, the man was sent to the hospital in an ambulance.
With this, Seoul Metro has awarded Park JungMin with a commendation medal in March and complimented his actions. Seoul Metro revealed the reason for awarding the commendation medal “He is excellent in his work and fulfill his duties well, which is commendable.”
Park JungMin was enlisted in July 2015, and was posted to Seoul Metro as a military public service worker to fulfill his military service. When asked if it is common for celebrities to be posted to service line where they will face passengers directly, (they said) Park JungMin is an exception, where he was put in charge of several passenger service. Park JungMin performs various tasks in the subway station such as lost & found management, care for the disabled, managing the call line, etc.
One related personnel said “Despite being a celebrity, Park JungMin doesn’t mind being in a service where he faces passengers directly.”
Park JungMin who debut as SS501, has diverse activities as a singer and actor. He is also very popular overseas especially since his Chinese and Japanese language is remarkable. He also held concert tour in South America prior to his enlistment.
After his discharge, Park JungMin will be seeing his fans again through various kinds of activities.