Chinese American World War II Veterans
Over 70 years ago, young and not-so-young Chinese Americans marched off to
adventures that brought some dreams into reality, while others promised better
opportunities when (or if) these servicemen and women returned to their
communities and families.
On November 10, 1994, the Chinese Historical society of Southern California
celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War II by honoring over 60
Chinese American veterans from Southern California who served in the United
States Armed Forces during this period. It proved to be one of the
most moving events, and the wave of community interest was overwhelming.
Responding to the community's urging, the Society formed a Community Research
Project to conduct an intensive search for more Chinese American WWII veterans
from Southern California and to produce a commemorative community history book
that would bring tribute and honor to these proven Americans.
This special community history book only begins to fill a neglected chapter in
American history. While there are countless more, meet and hear the voices of
over 400 Chinese American men and women who proudly, yet modestly, and in many
cases painfully, came forward to tell us about their participation and
experiences in America's memorable WWII effort.
Duty & Honor
A Tribute to Chinese American World War II Veterans of Southern California
Edited by Marjorie Lee
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