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My Coast Guard
Commentary | May 18, 2021

WATCH: U.S. Army Master Sergeant and Green Beret Tu Lam will keynote AAPI event

By MyCG Staff

Throughout May, the Coast Guard pays tribute to the contributions that generations of those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have made to American history, society, and culture.

On May 19, 2021 The Federal Asian Pacific American Council  invites the Coast Guard family to virtually attend a AAPI Heritage Month cultural observance where we welcome Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Tu Lam who will discuss the month’s theme: “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service,” and virtually share his story.

Lam served as a Special Forces Green Beret member, was born in Saigon, Vietnam in December 1974 shortly before the city was under control of communist North Vietnam. Lam and his family were part of the 3 million refugees that escaped Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos following the Vietnam War. During his career, he deployed to over 20 countries, including war zones and counter-terrorism operations in Philippines, Iraq and Libya.

Following his retirement, he now provides tactical hand-to-hand and weapons training to law enforcement agencies.

Most recently, he inspired the character Ronin for the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”


Topic: AAPI Heritage Month Observance Event

Time: May 19, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Attend virtually using Zoom:

Meeting ID: 161 1761 1559

Passcode: 1790

Dial by your location:

  •         +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)

  •         +1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

  •         +1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)

  •         +1 551 285 1373 US

Meeting ID: 161 1761 1559