Post Tagged with: "military"

Manav Singh Sodhi, 17, on right, with Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi. (Photo courtesy Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi via News India Times)

Young Sikhs Head for Military Training

Religion, South Asian May 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

More than a dozen Sikhs granted a religious accommodation are headed for bootcamp as part of a “new wave” of Indian Americans and others joining the military, writes News India Times.

Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

Another Chinese Soldier Dead by Gunshot: Is it Suicide Again?

Another Chinese Soldier Dead by Gunshot: Is it Suicide Again?

East Asian, New York March 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

The parents of Kevin Yeung, who lived in Flushing, are seeking answers after military officials told them their son might have committed suicide. His father tells World Journal that’s impossible.

After the memorial service for Pvt. Danny Chen, attendees marched to the stretch of Elizabeth Street that was co-named for the soldier in 2014. (Photo by Wellington Chen)

Remembering Danny Chen, Five Years On

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Chinatown residents attended a memorial for Pvt. Danny Chen, held every year since his death while stationed in Afghanistan, reports Downtown Express.

Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Washington, Richard Schnepf, and Lt. Karol Cierpica are decorating Linda and Robert Ollis, the parents of the killed American soldier.
(Photo by Wojciech Kubik/Consulate General of Poland in NY via Nowy Dziennik)

US Soldier Posthumously Honored for Saving Polish Serviceman

Eastern European, Government November 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

“Poles will remember his heroic deed.” A Staten Island-raised soldier is posthumously honored for saving the life of a Polish serviceman during a Taliban attack on an American base in Afghanistan, reports Nowy Dziennik.

A military program gives Chinese international students like Peng Liu (second from left) an opportunity to stay in the U.S. – and become U.S. citizens – after their student visa expires. (Photo by Vicky Law via World Journal)

Chinese Student Joins Army, Gets Citizenship

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News, Voices' Picks August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Unable to find a job in the U.S. after graduating and facing having to go back home, a Chinese student profiled by the World Journal and others like him, turned to a military program that allows recruits to stay here legally.

Relatives of Pvt. Danny Chen, including his parents, father Yan Tao Chen. mother Su Zhen Chen, led the march through Chinatown on Thursday night. (Photo by Serena Solomon/DNAinfo)

Anger at Latest Verdict in Danny Chen Bullying Trials

Crime August 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The “light sentence” in the third conviction of a soldier implicated in the hazing suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen has upset community advocates, reports DNAinfo. Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas’ sentencing to a reduction in rank and time served has angered some advocates, who say he was in a position to stop the bullying.

Sgt. Adam Holcolmb and Pvt. Danny Chen (Photo from OurChinatown)

30-Day Sentence in First Danny Chen Bullying Trial

Crime August 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

In the first of eight military trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was sentenced yesterday to 30 days in military jail and allowed to stay in the military after he was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him on Monday, DNAinfo reported.

Su Zhen Chen and her son Private Danny Chen. (Facebook via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: First Military Trial in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Crime, Politics July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Today’s stories include army trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the “purging” of Florida and Colorado’s voter rolls, an update on the sex abuse scandal in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and the announcement that President Barack Obama has recruited an Indian-American celebrity to help him register voters.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Aida Mendez, the sister of Sergeant Angel Mendez, shows a photo of her brother, who was honored 45 years after he was killed in Vietnam. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Unemployment in the Bronx Stays Stubbornly High

Crime, Economy April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Grim economic news from the Bronx; the indictment of two plastic surgeons who allegedly practiced without licenses and without general anesthesia; a delayed honor for a Marine who sacrificed his life in Vietnam; and a child-literacy safety net in Harlem.

Danny Chen's family (Photo from Sing Tao)

Ippies Highlight: Breaking the Story of Pvt. Danny Chen’s Alleged Bullying

Crime, East Asian April 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

To showcase the best New York City journalism in languages other than English published last year, Voices of NY is running translations of articles that won Ippies at last week’s gala. This report from Oct. 10, 2011, by Jacky Tik Wong at the Chinese-language publication Sing Tao Daily, won second place for best investigative/in-depth story.

A memorial to Juan Baten in his family's home had an old photo of him with a friend. (Photo by DNAinfo/Meredith Hoffman)

Voices in Focus: No Facebook For Teens at Brooklyn Orthodox School

Crime, Culture April 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

A Jewish school bans Facebook; the owner of a tortilla factory where a man died after falling into a dough mixer last year has been arrested; training for voter outreach workers; proposed new rules on hazing in the military after the death of Danny Chen; and an editorial offers context on the Trayvon Martin case.

Danny Chen died in an apparent suicide after enduring months of racial taunting and attacks, his family and military investigators allege.

Afghanistan Hearing for Soldier Accused in Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Manhattan February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for today in Afghanistan to determine whether a soldier suspected of involvement in Pvt. Danny Chen’s death should face charges in a military court. Chen’s death has drawn ongoing coverage in the community and ethnic press.

Danny Chen

Chinatown leaders seek answers in soldier’s death

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A community questions the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan.