Fighting for the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan

Fighting for the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan

by Victoria Moy

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ISBN-13: 9780930377052
Publisher: CHSSC
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 828,636
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.01(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an American, born in Hong Kong and raised in New York. I remember as a teen, joining the military was probably the furthest from my mind. After serving ten years in the Air Force, which was totally unplanned, i remember reflecting upon my own military career, the highs and lows, the best friends I made during my time, and the one thing I could never forget, getting sent over to the Persian Gulf. When I came across this book, I said to myself, this is fantastic, a book about Asians, for Asians, told by Asians. This book is very important to the Chinese American community. When I joined the Air Force, I had no idea what I was getting in to. I was a lost teenager and had wished I read something like this before shipping out. This book accumulates the life stories of so many of our elders and Uncles who served in our country's military. From World War 2 to the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, the Persian Gulf and both Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As an elder now, I definitely recommend this book to all young Asians who are thinking of joining and to history majors out there, who document our Chinese American history. We have so many heroes tell their stories and tell it so candidly. The author does a great job interviewing and exploring these Veterans insights and what they remember most. She also talks of their great achievements in spite of the racism they faced. As someone who talks and counsels young people in our community, I want to thank Victoria Moy for compiling all these stories. My experience and the experience of those before me will help guide the next generation of young Asians in their military quests. I take the time to talk to as many young people as I can when they inquire about joining our military. I tell them everything so they can better decide if this is truly what they want to do. Pick up this book, you won't regret it.