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American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291

Legion Year 19 – 20 Newsletter No. 1


June 2019


Dear Legionnaires 親愛的會友

As we have informed our members in our last two newsletters, the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act was passed by the House of Representatives, the U. S. senate and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 20, 2018. The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded to the brave Chinese American men and women who served honorably and with distinction – it is the highest civilian award bestowed by the U. S. Congress in the United States. These Chinese American Veterans now join a short list of other military units that overcame discrimination and other challenges to serve in WWII. There were more than 20,000 Chinese Americans serving in WWII battlefields all over the world. Their contributions ensured our country’s freedom and these courageous men and women are finally getting their long awaited recognition. Sadly many of these brave men and women have passed on. It is of utmost importance that we need to contact as many of our remaining Chinese American WWII veterans and their families as soon as possible. If you know someone who served in WWII, you should remind them or their family members to register at the website in order to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.


The Legion, Auxiliary and SAL Legion Year 2019-2020 officers took their oaths on June 1st, 2019. Please join us in congratulating them for a successful year. We would like to thank you for your support and trust. The officers’ installation took place in the Chairman Peter Woo Auditorium and many Legion and community leaders attended. Guests included Taipei Economical Cultural Office Ambassador Lily Hsu, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association President Eric Ng and three members of the Boston Chinatown Post. Commander Antonio Chuy pledged to uphold the American Legion’s goals and principles and to carry on the fine traditions that were built before him. He thanked the Past Commanders for their guidance, encouragement and also all of the officers’ cooperation to make his job much easier. He also thanked the two vice commanders, Don Yee and Joe Law for their assistance whenever they were called upon. He also praised the two incoming vice commanders, retired Supreme Court Judge Randall Eng and retired Lt. Colonel Howard Chin for their experience in over thirty years in law enforcement. They are big assets in serving the post and Commander Chuy even joked, I believe everyone will behave now. Auxiliary President Janice Lee and outgoing SAL Commander Corky Lee in their speeches thanked all who had put in effort and worked tirelessly ensuring the passage of the long awaited Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act.


We anticipate a very busy year with the planning of the Post’s 75th anniversary celebration next June. As in previous celebrations, every fifth year we are planning to issue a commemorative journal to highlight our past accomplishments and other activities to mark this milestone. A planning committee has been approved in the last membership meeting to get a head start on all planning related to the celebration. A celebration of seventy-five years of history is monumental and now more than ever we need you to step forward and volunteer your time and effort to ensure we have a successful year.


在上兩次會務通訊本會都有向會員提供有關第二次世界大戰美國華裔退伍軍人國會金章法案,這法案巳經在眾議院及參議院一致通過並由美國川普總統在十二月十二日簽署成為法例。這個國會金章是美國公民可以獲得的最高榮譽的勳章。所有參與第二次大戰獲得榮譽退伍的軍人或家屬將會得到這個勳章,以表彰他們的忠勇為國及犧牲。在第二次世界大戰期間,超過二萬多華裔服役於二戰每一個戰場,他們不單止忠勇為國,而且受到很大歧視及比其他族裔更多的困難。可惜的是很多二戰英雄都已逝去但是我們應該盡力去與尚在的二戰退伍軍人或其家人聯繫。如果你熟悉二戰退伍軍人或其家屬,通知他們盡快到 網站登記領取第二次世界大戰美國華裔退伍軍人國會金章。






2019 Scholarship 二零一九年獎學金

Applications for the 2019 Post Scholarship and the Robert S. Wong Chinese Study Scholarship are being accepted through August 31, 2019. For details concerning qualifications and requirements, please refer to previous newsletters or contact Post Headquarters. Application Forms can be obtained at Post Headquarters during office hours (2 pm to 4 pm daily) or downloaded directly from our website at Anyone who wishes to apply should contact our Post for more information.


本會二零一九年獎學金及司徒旺中國文化獎學金申請日期由一月一日起至八月三十一日止。如你需要有關兩項獎學金詳情,可以參閱以往的會務簡訊或向本會辦公室詢問,有意報名申請者請於該期間填妥表格及預備各種文件,送交本會。獎學金申請表格請於本會辦公時間親臨本會索取或可由本會電腦網站 直接下戴。如有疑問,請與本會聯系。


Legion Year 2019 – 2020 Officers 本年度職員

Position 職位

Name(s) 職員

Commander 主席

Antonio Chuy 朱超然

Vice Commander 副主席

Randall Eng 伍元天

Kai S. Chung 李禎年

Howard Chin 陳煥寧

Adjutant 幹事

Gabe B. Mui 梅本立

Ass’t Adjutant 助理幹事

Wing Y. Tam 譚永源

Chinese Secretary 中文書記

David Lam 林善群

Treasurer 財政

Wan Y. Tam 譚煥瑜

Judge Advocate 評議

Richard Shin 單志然

Historian 會歷

Mimi Wang 王咪咪

Sgt. at Arms 糾察

Thomas Ong 鄧燦業

Kenneth Wong 黃建中

Auditor 核數

Don Yee 余超俊

Sean Tse 謝國寶

Post Chaplain 宗教主任

Philip Eng 伍沃欽

Executive Committee 執行委員

Jia M. Wu 伍家明

Joe Law 羅明泰

Albert Eng 伍澄江

Jimmy Quan 關志文

Johnny Kung 龔耀宗

Arvin Chin 陳毓堂

Yeuk Chung Moy 梅若松

David Yee 余龍青

De Zhi Yu 余德志

Lester Chang 鄭永佳

Thomas Lee 李振宏


Come Join Us for a Day of Fun

Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 2019 Annual Picnic 二零一九年郊游細節事項

When 時間及日期:

Sunday July 28, 2019 (9 am to 5 pm). Bus will depart from the Legion building 9:00 am sharp


Where 地點:

Krucker’s Catering & Picnic (privately owned facility), 81 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, New York 10970, Phone 845-354-9832

紐約上州 克魯加私立公園,地址如上

Who 參加者:

Legion, Auxiliary, SAL, families & friends 凡屬軍人會、婦女會、子弟部會員及親朋戚友均可參加

Cost 費用:

$20/person Maximum 2 tickets per Legion/Auxiliary/SAL member. First come first served. 隨本會巴士前往者每人費用二拾元。凡屬軍人會、婦女會、子弟部會員,每人最多購票兩張,先到先得。

$15/person (Lunch only, own transportation and parking fee) 自行開車前往者每人費用拾五元(僅包括午餐食物及飲料、泊車費用自理)

Registration Date 報名日期:

From Monday July 8, 2019 – Sunday July 21, 2019 (2 to 4 pm daily at Post Headquarters)


Activities 活動:

Volleyball, badminton, Tug-of-War, Raffle ……



First CAVMBC Membership Meeting for LY2019-2020

Sunday June 30, 2019, 1pm at Post Auditorium

For members joined on January 17, 2004 and prior / members has been approved for CAVMBC membership only



會員必需在一月十七日, 二零零四年前加入本會或已經獲實業公司董事局批准入會才能參加會議


First Post General Membership Meeting for LY2019-2020

Sunday June 30, 2019, 3pm at Post Auditorium

For all members, please come and see what’s going on, we need your involvement






We hope the above information will be of interest to you and we hope to hear from you soon. Let us know what we can do for you. Until we meet again, stay well!




THE STAFF 本會行政小組仝人敬啟

Antonio Chuy 朱超然, Randall Eng 伍元天, Kai S. Chung 李禎年, Howard Chin 陳煥寧

Gabe B. Mui 梅本立, Wing Y. Tam 譚永源

David Lam 林善群, Paul Tam 譚煥瑜







Pentagon to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Vets in 2017

A Defense Department retail board has given the green light to a plan to open online exchange shopping to all honorably discharged veterans, with hopes of starting the program on Veterans Day in 2017.

To get started, please visit the site to register:

The Exchange is excited to welcome Veterans of all United States Armed Forces as part of the Veterans online shopping benefit. We will soon be able to serve you through the lifelong shopping privileges you’ve rightfully earned.