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Albert Fong

Albert Paul Fong was the third son of Fong Chow and Lonnie Tom. Fong was ambitious and inspired. He dedicated himself to the youth of the community. In preparation for this work he attended Springfield College at Springfield, Massachusetts. With America's entry into World War II, his plans, like those of a great many others, were interrupted. Fong entered the army and was selected as a candidate for Officer's Training School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He successfully concluded the course and was awarded the commission of the second lieutenant in the United States Army. Fong was deployed on Attu to halt the progress of the Japanese in Alaska. He died on May 25, 1943 during a Japanese air raid. Fong was posthumous awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his extraordinary heroism.


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