Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Honors Chinese-American Veterans, Celebrates Chinese New Year

February 17, 2018
Press Release
Over 250 Present as Congresswoman Awards Six Chinese-American Veterans with Certificates of Congressional Recognition

TUCSON, AZ—U.S. Representative Martha McSally today honored Chinese-American veterans while participating in the Chinese Cultural Center’s celebration of the Chinese New Year. Over 250 members of the community were present during the ceremony, held at Westin LaPaloma’s Grand Ballroom. Congresswoman McSally addressed the crowd and presented certificates of Congressional Recognition to six Chinese-American veterans, three of whom served in World War II, and three who served in the Korean War.

“Two characteristics of people born in the Year of the Dog are loyalty and a strong sense of responsibility so it is fitting that we are honoring our Nation’s Veterans tonight, as these are qualities exemplified by the men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces,” said Congresswoman McSally “We have a rich history of Chinese-Americans serving in our military, stretching all the way back to the Civil War. Over thirteen thousand Chinese-Americans fought for the U.S. in World War II—and it is incredible to honor three WWII veterans today who served our nation at such a pivotal time in our history. It is my honor to recognize these veterans in our community who have served our country bravely as we celebrate the Chinese New Year today.”

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Congresswoman McSally honored the following veterans:

 

World War II Veterans:

Edward Chan

U.S. Air Force - First Lieutenant

European Theater

Retired Major, U.S. Air Force Reserve

 

Dr. Lincoln Chin

U.S. Army - Air Force – Corporal

European Theater

 

Wing Gee Lee

U.S. Navy – Seaman First Class

Pacific Theater

 

Korean War Veterans:

Henry Don

U.S. Army – Private First Class

 

Raymond Lim

U.S. Navy – Lieutenant Commander

 

Gary Low

U.S. Army Ranger – First Lieutenant