Get read to start weeping, people. Even before the tears have fully dried from losing my baby boy Yoo Seung Ho to the claws of the military earlier this year, even the thought that Song Joong Ki was considering enlisting at the year of the year gave me the shakes. The boy has been on fire with a string of critical and popular successes ranging from the movie A Werewolf Boy to the drama Nice Guy (The Innocent Man). Yes, he was getting close to the age limit for conscription since he was born in ’85, but I thought he would at least do one more acting project prior to enlisting just to give his fans somewhat of a swan song. Two years is a long time. Sadly it cannot be – Song Joong Ki’s agency announced this morning that he has received his conscription papers and will be enlisting on August 27th. With the elimination of the Entertainment division after a series of scandals earlier this year involving enlisted celebrities, Song Joong Ki has his choice of the usual army, navy, air force, or go the full Hyun Bin and pick the marines. I’ve said before that the military taketh and the military giveth, and this time the dates are so close as to be clearly intended to help soften the blow for me. Just four days after Joong Ki enlists, Heechul is getting discharged. Yes, that will definitely dry up a lot of my tears to have that boy back, but I’m still sad Song Joong Ki won’t be able to do the Bong Joon Ho movie Sea Fog, or any other acting gig in the short month he has left prior to enlistment. Yoo Seung Ho really went out with a bang what with finishing Missing You, doing a MV drama with Park Shin Hye for a So Ji Sub single, and lots of gorgeous photo spreads before shaving all his hair off and running off to don fatigues and march in formation. I’m glad Song Joong Ki is doing his civic duty and I’ll try to post as much as his last entertainment activities as I can in the next month. All this pictures accompanying this post are from the just released Fall ad campaign for Samsonite luggage with Ha Yeon Soo.