A bill to honor Chinese-American veterans who served in World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal was introduced in both chambers of Congress.
The Chinese American WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Bill is the result of a national campaign organized by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) known as the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project.
Started in December 2016, the project aims to celebrate the unrecognized Chinese-American servicemen and women who volunteered or were drafted in WWII when the Chinese Exclusion Act was still in place.
In addition to awarding veterans with a medal, the team is working on creating a public database that will carry the names of all Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces during WWII.
E. Samantha Cheng is a broadcast veteran in national news and television production. She is an experienced journalist and documentarian. Samantha has devoted much of her career to raising the visibility of Chinese American WWII Veterans, Women in Technology, APIAs (Asian and Pacific Islander Americans) and their contributions to United States history.