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Country recording artist Ty England, left, and Area II commander Col. Timothy McNulty talk Sunday during a visit to the dining facility on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.
Country recording artist Ty England, left, and Area II commander Col. Timothy McNulty talk Sunday during a visit to the dining facility on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. (T.D. Flack / S&S)

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Country recording artist Ty England visited the dining facility and post exchange to sign autographs and meet fans Sunday afternoon.

England, in Korea as part of a United Service Organizations tour, said he’s enjoyed meeting the troops and their families and said he feels a connection.

As a performer, “I stay gone an awful lot, so that’s something I have in common with the military,” he said.

He said the people he’s met have told him stories about their homes and families.

“You can feel the ‘miss’ there and that hurts a little,” he said.

It’s his first USO tour and his first visit to South Korea.

“I would have done this years ago, if I had known how easy it would be” to connect with USO, England said.

“In spite of the weather, it’s been a lot of fun,” he said.

He said he thought his fans here get more out of the “hang time,” with him after the shows than they do from the music. England said he makes sure that everyone gets an autograph or picture after his shows.

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