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Newly unveiled San Jose monument honors South Vietnamese soldiers who defended Quang Tri Citadel

San Jose monument Quang Tri Citadel

A San Jose community has recently unveiled a monument that honors the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) of South Vietnamese soldiers who fought invading northern soldiers and defended the provincial capital of Quang Tri during the Vietnam War.

In honor: The Quang Tri Victory Monument, which was unveiled on Saturday at History Park in San Jose, Calif., depicts soldiers raising a flag to commemorate their victory against the invading forces at the Quang Tri Citadel, according to event organizer Sam Ho, KPIX5 reported.

‘Is that a Filipino thing?’: Vietnamese man harassed about child’s dinosaur flag, has car windows smashed

San Jose man harassed Vietnamese man

A Vietnamese man’s car windows were smashed by an unidentified man who had earlier harassed him about his 3-year-old son’s dinosaur flag in San Jose, Calif.

An encounter turned sour: On Sept. 22, Thien Ly was in his driveway with his young children when an unidentified man drove up to them and asked “What flag is that?” referring to his son’s dinosaur flag, according to ABC 7.

City of San Jose to issue formal apology for historical racism against Chinese, destruction of Chinatown

San Jose will apologize to Chinese people

Lawmakers in San Jose, Calif. are expected to pass a resolution on Tuesday apologizing for the city’s role in racism, xenophobia and arson that targeted the Chinese community during the late 1800s.

The apology: Led by Councilman Raul Peralez, local lawmakers will address Chinese immigrants and their descendants as they vote on the resolution at the city council meeting on Sept. 28, according to ABC7 News.

Community Raises $46K to Keep Japanese Art and Cultural Center From Closing in San Jose

Japanese Art and Cultural Center

A nonprofit center in San Jose, California that dedicates itself to teaching Japanese arts and culture is facing the possibility of closure due to months of back rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is asking the community for help. 

A helping hand: The Japanese Art and Cultural Center (JACC), located on Moorpark Avenue, is now asking for help to continue their effort in teaching students about martial arts, Japanese language and arts, according to KTVU.

‘Mortal Kombat’ Video of SJ Sergeant Performing Baton Tricks Investigated by Internal Affairs

Mortal Kombat

A police sergeant who showed off his baton handling skills in a video set to music from the film “Mortal Kombat,” is now under investigation by the San Jose Police Department’s internal affairs office.

Sgt. Eddie Chan can be seen performing martial arts moves with two police batons. The video circulated among the police officers of Chan’s department. 

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Fatal Shooting of Vietnamese American Man in San Jose

San Jose

The San Jose Police Department has released new details, including surveillance footage, relating to the fatal shooting of a Vietnamese American man in early March.

The footage, released on March 11, shows a light blue or silver four-door BMW sedan the two suspects drove after shooting Thu Nguyen, 55, outside his home in Glen Keats Court at around 5:50 a.m. on March 5, according to CBS San Francisco.