December 10, 2007
Immigrant of the Day: Fang A. Wong (China)
Fang A. Wong Special Operations Specialist with L3 Communications, ILEX Systems is our Immigrant of the Day. Fang A. Wong has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to his community as a member of senior leadership in the veterans’ organization, the American Legion.
Wong was born in China and came to the United States in 1960. He entered the U.S. military in 1969 as an enlisted soldier. Wong's distinguished military career spanned 20 years and included a 25 month long tour in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendations and Achievement Medals, and Republic of Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals. He retired from active service in 1989 as a chief Warrant Officer-3.
Wong's contributions within the American Legion include becoming Commander of the New York County/First Legion District, National Legion Vice Commander, and other volunteer positions. Notably, his legion post was the closest one to Ground Zero, site of the 9/11 disaster in New York City. He and his Post assisted in organizing and providing relief support and translator services to the community in need after the tragedy.
Fang Wong is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
As most everyone knows, Frang Wong is running for National Commander for 2011. Many fund-raisers and events are being held to supply the monetary means required to attain this high office. Above is just a bit of information about this Legionnaire. (Editor)