Rep. Jimmy Gomez Introduces House Resolution to Commend Korean and Korean-American Veterans of the Vietnam War

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Los Angeles, November 19, 2018 | comments

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued the following statement after introducing H.Res 1150, in commemoration of the service of Korean and Korean-American veterans during the Vietnam War.

“With this resolution, we recognize and honor those Korean and Korean-American veterans who fought in the service of the United States during the Vietnam War. When it comes to the Republic of Korea, there are few nations in the world with whom we share a deeper bond. That alliance goes back more than 50 years, when the Korean people sent 325,000 of their sons to fight alongside ours in the jungles of Vietnam — the largest ever contribution of troops sent by an ally of the United States. We will forever be indebted.”

Original cosponsors of H.Res 1150 include Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr., Congressman Raul Grijalva, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Congressman Jimmy Gomez represents the 34th Congressional District of California, which includes Los Angeles’s Koreatown, the largest Korean American population in the country.

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