Celebrating our veterans' contributions and Asian American Heritage month on Armed Forces Day.
The Sons of the American Legion at American Legion Post 1291 aka The Lt. BR Kimlau Post in Chinatown NYC hosted a presentation of "Fighting for the Dream" with author Victoria Moy and 7 veterans who are in the book who are also members of the Kimlau Post.
The veterans included 101-year-old Peter Woo (US Army Air Force, Intelligence for 407 Squadron, 14th Air Force aka Flying Tigers), Judge Randall Eng (US Army National Guard, First Asian American judge in NYC), Mimi Wang (US Army, Persian Gulf vet, First female commander at American Legion post 1291), Wilem Wong (US Army Reserve, Iraq & Afghanistan veteran), Gabe Mui (US Army, Vietnam war era vet, former commander & adjutant of AL Post 1291), Pakee Fang (US Marine Corps, Iraq war vet), Howard Chin (US Army, Iraq veteran). Also Sherman Eng (US Army, Vietnam War era vet) spoke about his experiences.
The Kimlau Post's Sons of the American Legion presented Peter Woo a photo of himself taken by photographer Corky Lee, and Sons of the American Legion caps, t-shirts, and wine to Post 1291 Commander Kenny Wong and Adjutant Gabe Mui.
Former Army Chaplain Captain James Yee brought his art prints made on paper made out of recycled military uniforms.
Photos Courtesy of David Fong, Yvonne Moy, Clair John, Shirley Ng, Sherman Eng, and Kenneth Chin.