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11/11/23 USS Hornet Museum Exhibit: Paper Son Soldiers

November 17, 2023 5:41 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

CHCP Members Doris and Chuck Chan visit the Paper Son Soldiers Exhibit WWII Veteran Richard Wong poses for a photoUSS Hornet

Items from WWII Veterans Benson and Richard Wong WWII Veteran Richard Wong's Bugle Click to enlarge

The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is the community sponsor for a new exhibit, "Paper Son Soldiers," that opened on Veterans Day, November 11, 2023. The exhibit tells the story of two brothers, Benson and Richard Wong, whose journey through Angel Island and enlistment in the US military demonstrate the commitment and sacrifice Chinese Immigrants made to America during WWII. 

Learn more about "Paper Son Soldiers" on AIISF's Vault blog here.

Richard Wong is one of the 4 Chinese American WWII Veterans featured in CHCP's documentary, "Our Story of War and Remembrance." View and listen to Richard Wong starting at time 2:20 in the short version of the documentary:

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History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

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