[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 177 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E962]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




  THANKING LIP MAR 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 
Lip Mar for his courageous service to our country during World War II.
  Lip Mar is a Chinese-American veteran who bravely accepted the call 
to protect and serve his nation. Soon after his eighteenth birthday, 
Mar joined the military and served as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. 
Navy at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, where he treated American soldiers 
fighting in the Pacific theater.
  For far too long, our veterans of color, including Chinese-American 
veterans, did not receive the proper recognition they deserved for 
their service. Although we will never be able to thank him enough for 
his service to our nation, we remain grateful to Lip and the many 
veterans who have so selflessly answered the call to service.
  Madam Speaker, it is with great admiration that I honor Lip Mar and 
all Chinese-American veterans for their distinguished service to our 
country during World War II.

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