Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly On Nov. 4, the residents of Pacific, a small town just outside of Auburn, voted in a new mayor, Cy Sun, an Asian American. While it’s not unusual to vote a new mayor into office, the circumstances surrounding his election are rare. Not only that, months into his term, […]
It’s an underdog story. It’s an American story. It’s a story that illustrates to us that if we work hard, dreams can come true. Unfortunately, the story has an unfortunate footnote. Cy Sun, 81, is an Asian American veteran with a Purple Heart and a Croix de Guerre. He served during the Korean War before […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit claims the federal government is discriminating against Filipino World War II veterans by giving them benefits far below what U.S. veterans receive.
WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — Gaudencio Sotio injured his left leg fighting to expel the Japanese military from the Philippines during World War II. Though Filipino, he was fighting under the command of the United States, which had colonized his homeland in the early 1900s.