A special luncheon on Aug. 24 honored Cathay Post #186’s World War II members and celebrated their 70th anniversary. David Woo created Cathay Post #186 as a hub for Chinese American veterans returning from the war.
“At that time, it was very, very important for a lot of the young Chinese Americans that came back to get re-acclimated back into civilian life,” said Lloyd Hara, a Cathay Post member.
Initially, fellow Korean and Vietnamese veterans weren’t included in #186, although they are now.
The oldest member is 99-year-old Gene Moy.
The luncheon included recognition of scholarship winners, community leader speeches, and a special preview of a documentary on the Cathay Post.
Tim Mackey says
My name is Tim Mackey. My uncle, first lt John Mackey, served with David Woo. While David survived my uncle died that fateful day when their b24 was shot down. Is Mr Woo still living? If so I’d love to hear from him and if he remembers my uncle.
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