Chu Recognizes World War II Hero General Sun Li-jen

Thursday, September 28, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D - Fremont) joined Rep. Ro Khanna in recognizing the life of Chinese General Sun Li-jen on the House Floor.

"General Sun Li-jen made heroic contributions during World War II for both the United States and its allies," said Assemblymember Chu. "He embodies the character and integrity that we should all look to emulate. I thank Congressmember Khanna and the other members of the House for recognizing the life and contributions of General Sun." General Sun, who passed away at the age of 91 in 1990, held a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and attended the Virginia Military Institute.

Known as the Victorious General of World War II, General Sun's leadership was critical for ally success in the China-Burma-India Theater. For his achievements, he was knighted Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI and awarded the Legion of Merit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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