Remembering Asian American Veterans: Richard Hoy

Remembering Asian American Veterans:  Richard Hoy

As the “Americanness” of Asian Americans is often questioned these days despite the long history of Asian Americans in the United States, Veteran’s Day is a good time to point out the contributions that Asian Americans to the country.  In this StoryCorps excerpt also featured on NPR, Richard Hoy tells how he joined the Army to have a life of adventure and be a war hero and soon learned that he there were other ways he could be a hero without being a “tough guy.”

StoryCorps is a great to capture and preserve the oral history of family and friends, and we have featured a number of those stories about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.



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