If this story is true it sure doesn’t make the ROK special forces soldiers look all that intimidating to get beat up by some toughs at a bar even if they were drunk:
It took place during the peak of the holiday season, the 15th of December, 4:00 a.m. The setting was a bar in a restaurant district of Hwayang, in Seoul.
In the early morning hours, four male non-commissioned officers and two female soldiers from the Songpa Special Forces Base were drinking, dancing, and enjoying their freedom off-base.
It was at that moment that three junior officers from the same base, who were seated at the neighboring table, caught their attention. The younger officers seemed to be neglecting to pay the proper respect to their senior officers.
“What do you young guys think you’re doing, turning your backs on us and being so rude?”
The bar, filled with customers, suddenly grew tense as the physically imposing soldiers started to argue. The owner of the bar, worried about losing business during the busy holiday season, came out and tried to calm the rising tempers, but it was no use.
It was at that moment that the furious owner stripped off his shirt, exposing a tattoo on his chest of a coiled dragon. [Korea Bang]
You can read the rest of this story at the Korea Bang link, but I have to wonder if this group was really special forces or not? They could have just been personnel assigned to conduct admin or supply duty for the special forces unit. Has anybody else read anything about this story?