TITLE: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World
SPEAKER: Christopher Yung, Kurt Chew-Een Lee, Peter Young, John Whang
EVENT DATE: 2010/05/25
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes
The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center sponsored a panel discussion honoring Asian-Pacific American veterans. This discussion explored the service experience of Asian-Pacific Americans.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Yung is a Senior Research Fellow for CSCMA, the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University.
Speaker Biography: Marine Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee USMC (ret) is a Navy Cross Recipient, Korean War. Major Lee is a “three war Marine”, a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Speaker Biography: Army Specialist Peter Young is Chief of the Asian Divison at the Library of Congress. Young received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the College of Wooster and a master’s degree in library science from Columbia University’s School of Library Science. He served as a film-library specialist with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division (1968-1970) and was awarded three bronze star medals for meritorious achievement directing a Special Service Library in Chu Chi, Vietnam.
Speaker Biography: Capt. John Whang, Marine Corps, was recently featured in Fortune Magazine as the New Warrior Elite. Whang is a Naval Academy grad and former Marine captain who served three tours in Iraq. Whang is currently a financial analyst at Northrop Grumman.