J1987

Recognizing Mu Hwan Kim upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

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  • 17 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1987


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing Mu Hwan Kim upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Members and former members of the Armed Services of the
United States and its allies from the State of New York, who have served
so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's freedom was
at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace time, deserve
a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize
Mu Hwan Kim upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day
Distinguished Veteran Honoree; this auspicious occasion will be cele-
brated on Monday, May 27, 2013; and
WHEREAS, President of Vietnam War Veterans Association of New York, Mu
Hwan Kim was born in Gun wi, Kyun gsang book do, Korea; at age 15 he
moved to Seoul and worked at the Army supply company while attending
high school; and
WHEREAS, In 1965 Mu Hwan Kim enrolled in the Republic of Korea Army
and served alongside United States Armed Forces in the Vietnam war as
part of the Menho Fighting Tiger unit; in 1967, he again served in the
Vietnam War in the Beckma White Horse unit; and
WHEREAS, After 36 months of wartime duty, Mu Hwan Kim retired as a
sergeant in the Republic of Korea Army; and
WHEREAS, In 1988, Mu Hwan Kim immigrated to New York City and joined
the Vietnam War Veterans Association of New York; he has been an active
member for sixteen years; and
WHEREAS, Mu Hwan Kim serves as the 9th President of Vietnam War Veter-
ans Association of New York; he is instrumental in having all members of
the association united and working together; and
WHEREAS, Mu Hwan Kim has been honored for his participation with both
the Menho Fighting Tiger and Beckma White Horse units in the Vietnam
war; he also received awards of the divisional commander and regimental
commander; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his military, professional
and community service, a period of constructive involvement, Mu Hwan Kim
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the
respect and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Our veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and thanked
by the people of the State of New York for their service and for their
dedication; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Mu Hwan Kim upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013
Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mu Hwan Kim.

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