Talent show closes KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week
April 24, 2012
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CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- There were 10 different teams and 10 different styles as KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers stepped into the spotlight to showcase their talents in song and dance at the post theater April 19, the last day of KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week.
The show was a highlight of a week filled with various sports, cultural experiences and entertainments.
The show featured K-pop dances, hip hop, comedy, guitarists, choirs and Pansori, a form of Korean folk music.
"I have been dancing for a while now, but all the other members of our dance group were totally new to dancing," said Sgt. Kim, Su-dong from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison Humphreys, who performed a song called "Lovey Dovey" by the Korean group T-ara. "We practiced for two months and almost gave up because the dance was too difficult. We did not win anything, but it was totally worth it and we would like to perform again later on if given an opportunity."
A team from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, consisting of Cpl. Jeong Seung and two others, performed a number called "The Love Song" and won the grand prize.
The closing ceremony was held at the Zoeckler gym on April 20 and awards were presented to the winners.
"This was a truly exciting week and the entire event was first class," said Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, 2nd Infantry Division Commander for support. "This was an extraordinary display of friendship."
As for awards, Team F from 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion finished first, Team C from 65th Medical Brigade, 304th Signal Battalion, and 501st Signal Battalion finished second, and Team H from 4-2 Aviation finished third.
"This was a meaningful week and one of the best Friendship Weeks we've ever had," said Maj. Lim, Dae-chon, Republic of Korea Army Support Group Area III commander. "This will be remembered as one of the best times for those who participated."