In the center of the image is a sepia photograph of a grinning army sergeant posing near a propeller plane. On the left is the logo of the APIA Biography Project. On the right is the logo of the Square and Circle Club.

Fighting for the American Dream: APIA WWII Military Gold Medalists

9th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month Celebration
Chinese Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Fl
Main Library
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100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This display showcases pictures and videos about Chinese American World War II veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal they received. 

The videos include:

  • “Congressional Gold Medal Recipients: Chinese American Veterans” – talks about Chinese American WWII veterans and provides a historical background of the Chinese American community at that time
  • “Square and Circle Presents: Congress Honors Chinese American WWII Veterans” – describes how the Chinese American community lobbied Congress to give our Chinese American WWII veterans a Congressional Gold Medal and highlights the Washington, DC, ceremony that conferred the medal
  • “Square and Circle Presents: WWII Veterans Remembered” – the experiences of five Chinese American WWII veterans as told by the niece and daughters who are members of the Square and Circle Club

Presented by the APIA Biography Project and the Square and Circle Club.

Banner image: Sgt. George Eng, US Army Air Corps.


Celebrate and honor the diverse histories and cultures from Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.