Chinese-American WWII Veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal
Five Chinese-American Veterans were recognized during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony celebrating their service at VA’s Central Office in Washington, D.C. The Veterans were selected to represent more than 20,000 Chinese Americans who served during World War II.
The five honorees were:
Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo, who trained Chinese soldiers in India;
Robert M. Lee was an engineer with the famous “Flying Tigers;
James L. Eng served as an electronic technician in the Navy;
Harry Jung served as a rifleman and runner in the European Theatre; and