Minister joins US college hall of fame

DISTINCTION: A former chief of general staff, Chiu Kuo-cheng was the first Taiwanese to make it to the US Army College’s illustrious list in recognition of his achievements

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 25, 2018
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Veterans Affairs Council Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) has been

Veterans Affairs Council Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng stands next to a plaque for class of 1999 graduates of the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of the Veterans Affairs Council

inducted into the US Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame, the first Taiwanese to receive such an honor, the council said on Sunday.

Chiu, a former chief of general staff, attended the induction ceremony in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 30, the council said.

The US Army recognized Chiu’s exceptional achievements and chose him to be the 68th person to be awarded a fellowship at the international hall of fame, it said.

No Republic of China (ROC) military officer had ever received such a distinction before, the council said.

Prior to the induction ceremony, Chiu attended the American Legion of Honor’s annual convention.

The American Legion has proposed numerous resolutions supporting Taiwan, and Chiu attended the convention as a way of expressing the nation’s gratitude to the legion, the council said.    [FULL  STORY]

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