A Chinese American WWII army veteran, who received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2019, recently passed away after succumbing to prostate cancer at the age of 96.
Standing tall: Fred Cheong Lee gave his service for the United States Army at a time when Chinese Americans were still being heavily discriminated against in the U.S., reported Stripes.
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new stamp in honor of Japanese American soldiers who served during World War II — an army of 33,000 men and women whose battle for identity stretched beyond the period of defeating Axis forces.
The stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá, shows a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion, became the most decorated military unit in U.S. history.
The estimated 20,000 Chinese Americans who fought under the American flag during World War II have been recently given official recognition by the United States Congress for their patriotism and service.
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.
A new documentary, “The Last Manilaners,” sheds light on the story of the last living Holocaust survivors who fled to the Philippines during World War II.
The film production gathered all of the living survivors, who were in their 80s and 90s, to tell each of their stories on how Filipinos protected them and regarded them as a family when they had to flee for their lives during WWII, according to Esquire.