WiRe for March 31, 2010
A look at the week in review in Asian America
By AsiaXpress.com staff reports
March 24, 2010
(Photo courtesy of Mark Udall's official Web site)
Local Vietnamese-American pilot Nam Nguyen finally gets his Silver Star
After nearly 37 years, Nam Nguyen, of Aurora, finally received his Silver Star, according to The Denver Post. As a 1st lieutenant in the South Vietnamese Air Force, Nguyen led a group of three helicopters to collect bodies of fallen American soldiers on Dec. 15, 1973. When they landed, enemy soldiers attacked. Nguyen acted quickly and rescued a group of soldiers on the ground.
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" did a piece about Japanese-American internment and its connection to the Santa Anita Park. "In 1942, in the midst of World War II, nearly 20,000 Japanese-Americans were taken to Santa Anita Park and held there as threats to American security."
Godzilla set to stomp back into theaters
Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to develop and produce a new American Godzilla flick, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Young Asian Americans file into figure skating
The Los Angeles Times had a piece about the rise in popular of figure skating among Asian Americans in the past decade.
San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival names "Lemon Lima" and "Mommy" best films
Director Suzi Yoonessi's "Dear Lemon Lima" won best narrative feature while Stephanie Wang-Breal's "Wo Ai Ni Mommy" took best documentary feature at the San Francisco asian-American Film Festival last week, according to indieWIRE.
Lost's Yunjin Kim got married
Lost star Yunjin Kim married her boyfriend Jeong Hyeok Park, her rep told E! Online. The two had known each other since 2002 when he became her manager.