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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.
For those in NYC: Please come & join us in celebrating Chinese American Veterans, May 19, 1pm, during Asian American Heritage Month on Armed Forces Day.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron of American Legion Post 1291 in Chinatown is hosting a presentation of Fighting for the Dream by author Victoria Moy.
Many veterans featured in the book, including 100-year-old World War 2 veteran Peter Woo, will be on hand to personally discuss their stories and will be available to autograph copies of the book which will be available for purchase at the event, or at bn.com or amazon.com!
Address: American Legion Kimlau Post 1291, 2nd Floor Chairman Peter Woo Auditorium
A "Fighting for the Dream" presentation at Alhambra Civic Center Library on 1/30/16.
Today Chihung Szeto talked about his experiences in the Army, at West Point, and in Iraq, and author Victoria Moy talked about Fighting for the Dream at KPCC, Los Angeles's NPR station. Please tune in to Take Two SCPR 89.3 tomorrow Nov 11 (9-11am PST)!
Listen at: http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2015/11/11/12233/
( 1:10:00 for segment on Veterans Day, or 1:15:40 for Fighting for the Dream segment)
Author of "Fighting for the Dream" Victoria Moy gave a talk at Diamond Bar Library on 10/10/15. Photos with members of Friends of the Diamond Bar Library at the "Read Together" Series
"Fighting for the Dream" book talk at Chinese Historical Society of Southen California's March 2015 meeting. With panelists veterans Janet Chin and Michael Chan, and Dr. Wing Mar generously sharing their experiences, joined by veterans Robert Loo, Wayne Yee, Arthur Chi Wing Fong, and friends and supporters!
(Click to view video) Fighting for the Dream book event at Queens Library in Flushing. Round-table discussion with first Asian-American American Legion Commander Fang A. Wong (U.S. Army), Tony Lee (U.S. Air Force), William Chan (U.S. Army), moderated by author Victoria Moy and a visit from Councilman Peter Koo!
Click on photo for the article in Epoch Times Article on Fighting for the Dream book event at Queens Library. Round-table discussion with first Asian-American American Legion Commander Fang A. Wong, Tony Lee, William Chan, moderated by Victoria Moy and a visit from Councilman Peter Koo! In this photo: joined by veterans Sherman Eng, Richard Lee Chan, Chuck Tow, Wilem Wong.
Victoria Moy, author of Fighting for the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan spent 7 years collecting the oral histories and putting together this book. She was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. She graduated with a MFA in Playwriting/ Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. For more info, see: VictoriaMoy.net