The Veterans
Tong Q. Eng, born in Canton, China, Nov. 22, 1916. He moved to Newark, N.J., when he was 12. In May 1943 he was conscripted into the U.S. Army and trained in communications and Morse code. In early 1944 he was shipped to New Guinea in preparation for the invasion of the Philippines, where he landed in May 1944 at Laoag. He saw very heavy combat from determined Japanese defenders all the way to the liberation of Manila. After the Philippine campaign he was transferred to Korea, and was demobilized in 1946. He returned to the United States to live in New York City.
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