Congressman Gomez Introduces Resolution Honoring Korean and Korean American Vietnam War Veterans
Washington, May 24, 2019
Los Angeles, CA — In response to the introduction of H.Res 404 – commemorating the service of Korean and Korean-American veterans of the Vietnam War – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)issued the following statement:
“Too often, the commitment of Korean and Korean American Vietnam War veterans has gone unnoticed. Neglecting the important role these servicemembers played is not only an affront to their sacrifice, but it also fails to fully appreciate our history and the profound impact the Vietnam conflict had on our country.
“My resolution – supported by over 60 Members of Congress – honors those who valiantly served throughout the Vietnam War, both in and alongside the United States Armed Forces. As the congressional representative of the largest Korean American community in the nation, I take great pride in the introduction of this bipartisan resolution commending such service.”
Original co-sponsors: Representatives Adriano Espaillat, Al Lawson, Alan Lowenthal, Anna Eshoo, Barbara Lee, Ben Ray Lujan, Bill Pascrell Jr, Brad Sherman, Carolyn B. Maloney, Colin Allred, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Donald M. Payne, Jr., Doris Matsui, Dwight Evans, Ed Case, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Emanuel Cleaver, Filemon Vela, Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., Grace F. Napolitano, Grace Meng, Harley Rouda, Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr., Jackie Speier, Jamie Raskin, Jan Schakowsky, Jared Huffman, Jerry McNerny, Jesús Garcia, Jim Costa, Jim McGovern, Jimmy Panetta, Joaquin Castro, John Lewis, Karen Bass, Katie Hill, Katie Porter, Lou Correa, Mark DeSaulnier, Mark Meadows, Mark Takano, Matt Gaetz, Mike Doyle, Mike Levin, Mike Thompson, Nanette Diaz Barragán, Norma Torres, Pete Aguilar, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Raul Grijalva, Raul Ruiz, Ro Khanna, Ruben Gallego, Salud Carbajal, Scott Peters, Susan DelBene, Ted Lieu, Thomas R. Suozzi, Tony Cárdenas, Veronica Escobar, Vicente Gonzalez, and Zoe Lofgren.
The following organizations have endorsed the H.Res 404: