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Posthumous Honor for World War 2 Nurse

6:48 PM, Jan 17, 2012   |    comments
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Rebecca Chung

BUFFALO, NY -- A United States Army Nurse and World War Two veteran who died just one month ago, will finally be recognized with the honorable discharge she had been waiting for for nearly seven decades. 

Once told that her official record had been destroyed in a fire, Rebecca Chung and her family feared she would never receive the honorable discharge she deserved. 

"We finally reconstructed her past and were able to convince the Army to give her an honorable discharge, and we were so looking forward to presenting that to her.  Her daughter said she'd been waiting seventy years for this," said Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. (D-Clarence)

"We just feel that its something that she deserves, and I think one of the reasons it took so long is because she wasn't an airman she was just a nurse.  And also she wasn't an American, she was Chinese, so she was kind of overlooked I think," said her Rebecca's daughter Deborah.

Congresswoman Hochul will present Rebecca Chung's family with these posthumous honorable discharge papers in a ceremony on Tuesday.

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