AIT reiterates support at soldiers’ memorial T
Date: Sep 03, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen, fourth right, Veteran Affairs Council Minister Kent Feng, second left, and other officials at a ceremony at the institute in Taipei yesterday stand beside medals conferred posthumously to US military officers.
Photo courtesy of the American Institute in Taiwan
US support for Taiwan’s self-defense remains firm, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen said yesterday at the unveiling of a memorial to honor the 126 US service members who have lost their lives defending Taiwan since 1949.
The ceremony at the institute commemorated US Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Medendorp and US Lieutenant Colonel Frank Lynn, who died defending Taiwan in 1954 in Kinmen.
Medals and framed certificates were conferred to them in 2016 by then-president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).
The AIT displays the medals and the certificates in the lobby of its Taipei facility.