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98-Year-Old Asian American WWII Veteran Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to report that the Congressional Gold Medal has yet to be given to Joe Chew at an official ceremony, but Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost acknowledged the award at a meeting.

Joe Chew, a 98-year-old veteran from Sacramento, California, was recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service in World War II.

California Celebrated Its First Chinese American Day in Sacramento

California just celebrated its first Chinese American Day, marking the first official recognition of Chinese Americans by any state legislature.

Nearly 1,000 attendees gathered on Capitol Building’s West Steps in Sacramento on October 23 to participate in the event. Festivities began with traditional music and Chinese lion and dragon dances, according to Davis Enterprise.

Vietnam War Veteran Fights Off Armed Gunmen Trying to Take His Car on Memorial Day

Vietnam War veteran Saylee Vang was approached by an armed gunman Monday morning in Milwaukee attempting to take his car.

The 66-year-old veteran was checking on his garden around 9 a.m. when two young men had demanded his car keys. Vang said no and the suspects ran-off. He used his instincts from the war and attempted to chase the men in his car, in which he said that the suspects fired four shots at his vehicle, Vang told FOX6 News. He is not hurt.

San Antonio Spurs Pay Tribute to 103-Years-Old Filipino-American WWII Veteran

National Basketball Association (NBA) team San Antonio Spurs just honored a Filipino-American soldier who served under the United States during World War II as part of the team’s Military Appreciation Night.

The veteran, 103-year-old Liban Brillantes, was honored during the Spurs game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio last Thursday, Coconuts Manila reported. At the ceremony, he was handed his own Spurs jersey with the number 103.

Korean American Veteran Trapped in Korea For Not Doing Mandatory Military Service 20 Years Ago

A former restaurant manager who had just purchased his own diner in Perrysburg, Ohio is now trapped in South Korea after he was prevented from returning home to the United States.

Don Yi flew to South Korea on Sunday to handle the affairs of his recently deceased father, WTOL reports.

Much to his shock, however, he was prevented from boarding his flight home from Seoul on Wednesday.

Vietnamese Navy Veteran Offers to Help Neighbor With Yard Work, Gets Told ‘Get Out of My Country’

A Vietnamese refugee who served in the Navy as an electronics technicians chief for 24 years was told to “get out of my country” and “has no right to be here” after offering a neighbor assistance with her sprinkler system.

Mimi Huynh, a U.S Navy Veteran who served on the USS Kitty Hawk, took to Twitter after a racist incident unfolded between her husband, Wally Huynh, and her neighbor after he offered her yard help.

7 Reasons Why Asian American Senator Tammy Duckworth is a Total Badass

Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of a badass. There is just so much to love about this Asian-American Purple Heart veteran who now serves as the United States Senator for Illinois. She fights hard for Americans and knows what that means due to her long, rich history serving this country. And have you seen her Twitter? Talk about fire!

Just broke my leg rowing — I blame my hardcore pace. Luckily, it no longer hurts to break a leg!