The Chinese American G.I. Project was launched in 2020 to honor Chinese American veterans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Founders Montgomery Hom and Ronald Chan believe that our Chinese American WWII Veterans must be recognized. “No Longer Silent, Ignored or Forgotten” has become our battle cry.
In 2020, Hom, a nationally recognized historian on WWII Chinese Americans, produced and launched an unprecedented series of three major online events:
In exploring the rich history of this remarkable group of servicemen and servicewomen, the Chinese American G.I. Project grew into a multi-platform, multi-dimensional campaign to bring their colorful stories to light.
BOOK: Fighting On All Fronts: Profiles Of WWII Chinese Americans From The Golden State
Fighting on All Fronts: Profiles of WWII Chinese Americans from the Golden State is a fully illustrated retrospective book profiling powerful stories of veteran Chinese American servicemen and servicewomen from all branches of the military and their remarkable service to community and country.
Included are 238 full-color pages that also feature heartfelt personal tributes, a historical presentation of Chinese Americans in the military, a look at the Home Front and Women at War, a listing of California WWII Chinese American Congressional Gold Medal Honorees, previously unseen original WWII memorabilia, and custom cover art by renowned illustrator Russel G. Chong.
This book honors California Chinese American WWII veterans today so they may always be remembered in the future.
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FILM: We Served With Pride: The Road To The Congressional Gold Medal
We Served with Pride: The Road to the Congressional Medal is a film featurette by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Montgomery Hom, commissioned in association with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) as part of the kickoff of its opening ceremonies that honored WWII Chinese American Congressional Gold Medal recipients. The film highlights the accomplishments and history of Chinese American WWII veterans and their compelling journeys to the Congressional Gold Medal.
DOCUMENTARY: We Served With Pride: Chinese American Experience In World War II – 20th Anniversary
We served with Pride: Chinese American Experience in World War II – 20th Anniversary is a full-feature documentary film that provides and intimate firsthand account of the untold experience of Chinese Americans who served in WWII.
The film is set to release in late 2021.
EXHIBITION: Chinese American Military Memorabilia
Coming soon, an engaging exhibition featuring Montgomery Hom’s expansive collection of Chinese American military memorabilia, the world’s largest private collection in the world. From clothing and uniforms to equipment and weaponry to medals and awards and other war-era paraphernalia, this personal gathering of never-before-seen items truly bring this World War II era to life.
Check out a small sample of this amazing collection that is also featured in the book Fighting on All Fronts.
Check back for more information about the upcoming exhibit.