World War II translator honored for service with Flying Tigers

World War II translator honored for service with Flying Tigers

More than 70 years after he volunteered to serve as a translator for the original World War II Flying Tigers in China, and two decades after the U.S. government granted other members of the legendary mercenary group veteran status, John Yee was recognized Tuesday night as “an American hero.”

It wasn’t the official government recognition Yee has sought and been denied for lack of a piece of paperwork. But the 90-year-old American citizen — one of the last remaining members of the original Flying Tigers still living today — said the evening was beyond his imagination.

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