Francis Brown Wai (April 14, 1917 – October 20, 1944) was a captain in the United States Army and received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944.As a youngster, Wai liked to surf and he played several sports in high school and college. He graduated from college with a degree in finance. Although he initially planned to work with his father, he joined the Hawaii National Guard, commissioned a lieutenant. Wai was sent with his unit to fight in World War II and he was killed during the U.S. amphibious assault on Leyte, Philippines.

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  • Francis Brown Wai (April 14, 1917 – October 20, 1944) was a captain in the United States Army and received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944.As a youngster, Wai liked to surf and he played several sports in high school and college. He graduated from college with a degree in finance. Although he initially planned to work with his father, he joined the Hawaii National Guard, commissioned a lieutenant. Wai was sent with his unit to fight in World War II and he was killed during the U.S. amphibious assault on Leyte, Philippines. He was initially awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the United States' second highest decoration for valor. After an extensive review of awards in 2000, his medal was upgraded to the Medal of Honor.To date, Wai is the only Chinese American and one of only two Asian American officers to receive the medal. (en)
  • 法蘭西斯·布朗·魏(英语:Francis Brown Wai,1917年4月14日-1944年10月20日),是一位已故的美國陸軍華裔上尉,為美國最高軍事榮銜——榮譽勳章唯一一位華裔得主,也是仅有的兩位獲頒此級勳章的亞裔美國軍官之一。 在中學及大學階段為運動好手的法蘭西斯·魏,在加州大學洛杉磯分校獲得金融學學士學位後原本計畫與父親一起工作,惟在後來加入了夏威夷州國民警衛隊、並且被委任為少尉。1944年的菲律賓戰役中,他隨著部隊參加了將菲律賓從日本軍手中奪回的行動,該年10月時在雷伊泰島的登陸作戰中陣亡。魏氏原先獲得的是次於榮譽勳章的第二高榮銜──傑出服役十字勳章,至2000年才追升為榮譽勳章。 (zh)
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  • 法蘭西斯·布朗·魏(英语:Francis Brown Wai,1917年4月14日-1944年10月20日),是一位已故的美國陸軍華裔上尉,為美國最高軍事榮銜——榮譽勳章唯一一位華裔得主,也是仅有的兩位獲頒此級勳章的亞裔美國軍官之一。 在中學及大學階段為運動好手的法蘭西斯·魏,在加州大學洛杉磯分校獲得金融學學士學位後原本計畫與父親一起工作,惟在後來加入了夏威夷州國民警衛隊、並且被委任為少尉。1944年的菲律賓戰役中,他隨著部隊參加了將菲律賓從日本軍手中奪回的行動,該年10月時在雷伊泰島的登陸作戰中陣亡。魏氏原先獲得的是次於榮譽勳章的第二高榮銜──傑出服役十字勳章,至2000年才追升為榮譽勳章。 (zh)
  • Francis Brown Wai (April 14, 1917 – October 20, 1944) was a captain in the United States Army and received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944.As a youngster, Wai liked to surf and he played several sports in high school and college. He graduated from college with a degree in finance. Although he initially planned to work with his father, he joined the Hawaii National Guard, commissioned a lieutenant. Wai was sent with his unit to fight in World War II and he was killed during the U.S. amphibious assault on Leyte, Philippines. (en)
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