[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 177 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E961]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 THANKING THOMAS LEW FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY DURING WORLD WAR II

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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 16, 2020

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Madam Speaker, I rise to honor and recognize 
Thomas Lew for his courageous service to our country during World War 
II.
  Thomas Lew is a Chinese-American veteran who bravely accepted the 
call to serve and protect our nation. Lew served valiantly as an expert 
sharpshooter in the U.S. Army's amphibious tank unit from 1943 to 1946. 
He achieved the rank of sergeant and completed his foreign service in 
Luzon, Philippines.
  For far too long, our veterans of color, including Chinese-American 
veterans, did not receive the proper recognition they deserved. 
Although we will never be able to thank him enough for his service to 
our nation, we remain grateful to Thomas and the many veterans who have 
so selflessly answered the call to service.
  Madam Speaker, it is with great admiration that I honor Thomas Lew 
and all Chinese-American veterans for their distinguished service to 
our country during World War II.

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