Lee Do-hyun to narrate the KBS 1TV documentary, Goodbye Phantom, in the midst of his military service

Lee Do-hyun to narrate the KBS 1TV documentary, Goodbye Phantom in the midst of his military service (Image via ldc_sky/Instagram)
Lee Do-hyun to narrate the KBS 1TV documentary, Goodbye Phantom in the midst of his military service (Image via @ldh_sky/Instagram)

Lee Do-hyun has been tasked with the narration of Documentary Insight - Goodbye Phantom produced by KBS 1TV, while also serving in the Air Force Military Band, as reported by Naver. The documentary tells the story of Lee Jae-woo, the first pilot of F-4 Phantom II. The retirement ceremony of Phantom F4-E which served the Republic of Korea for 55 years, keeping the airways safe was held on June 7.

Lee Do-hyun was last seen in the film, Exhuma, the horror movie where he played the character of a shaman, Bong-gil. Despite being in the military, Do-hyun has stayed connected with fans through his various projects.

Lee Do-hyun finalized as narrator for KBS documentary Goodbye Phantom

Despite being in the military, Lee Do-hyun will narrate for the KBS documentary Goodbye Phantom. The documentary revolves around pilot Lee Jae-woo, who at 90 years old is currently training the students of Dongguk University's Graduate School of International Information.

Phantom was introduced in the late 1960s. Amid the Korean Demilitarized Zone conflict in 1969, a 34-year-old lieutenant colonel, Jae-woo flew down the F-4D Phantom from the US to the Daegu base in a span of two days. Jae-woo was also a ROK Air Force pilot who had received flight training for the Phantom in the US in 1968.

Korean Air Force's modernization can be partly credited to the F-4 Phantom II. The Phantom remained the most powerful military aircraft from the 1960s to the early 1970s. It can function in all weather conditions while simultaneously participating in aerial combat and ground bombing. The upcoming documentary will give the viewers a better idea about how the Phantom has served the country and ensured its safety, while also honoring the journey of Lee Jae-woo and the aircraft.

Lee Do-hyun manages to stay in the public eye while being in the military

Lee Do-hyun enlisted in the military on August 14, 2023. His return is scheduled for May 15, 2025. However, this is not the only time that Do-hyun has continued working professionally as an actor even after being enlisted. After the tremendous hit, Exhuma, Lee Do-hyun attended the 60th Baeksang Arts Awards in a military uniform, to signify his sense of duty, instead of in traditional red carpet attire. He even thanked fans for their response to the film on his Instagram profile.

His presence paid off as he received the Best New Actor Film and his co-star Kim Go-eun, the Best Actress award for Exhuma. Public appearances are not off-limit for the actors enlisted in the military. Despite having to take a break from their careers, actors like Park Hyung-sik, Kim Min-ho, and Son Sang-yeon have made public appearances.

Information regarding the release date of the documentary has not been revealed as of this writing.

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