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Meet 98-year-old George Woo, a last living member of the Flying Tigers’ Chinese American Composite Wing

Editor’s note: Edward Woo, one of George Woo’s children, spoke on behalf of his father for this exclusive interview with NextShark.

On the Fourth of July in 1942 — nearly seven months after Imperial Japan shocked Pearl Harbor — the first American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force, otherwise known as the Flying Tigers, disbanded.

Tearful WWII vet says on his 100th birthday that current state of America is ‘not what they died for’

  • On his 100th birthday, World War II veteran Carl Dekel lamented the current state of America in an emotional interview with Fox13.
  • The Silver Star Medal awardee broke down in tears as he said that the fallen soldiers did not die in the war for what the country has now become.
  • “People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel said. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket.”
  • According to Dekel, he worries future generations won't have the same opportunities he had despite what he and his fellow soldiers fought for on the front lines.
  • A recent survey by Pew Research Center reveals that 78 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country due to its current economic and socio-political state.

A U.S. veteran who saw action in World War II lamented the current state of the country while celebrating his 100th birthday. 

Carl Spurlin Dekel, who spent his special day on June 29 with friends and family, broke down in tears as he told Fox13 in an interview shared the day after that his fellow soldiers did not die in the war for what America has now purportedly become.

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.

Chinese American WWII Veterans Honored at Seattle Seahawks Game

Six Chinese American World War II veterans were honored by the Seattle Seahawks in a game against the Minnesota Vikings (37-30) on Dec. 2.

The veterans, namely Gene Moy (102), Thomas Lew (96), William “JB” Chin (95), Calvin Fung (95), William “Bill” Chin (94), and Lip Mar (92), received recognition during the two-minute warning in the first half, with the Seahawks putting aside a part of its in-game promotions.