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You might remember my story a few weeks back about Korean American actor Philip Ahn. He was the eldest of four children. How could I resist shining a spotlight on his little sister Susan?
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count : 100
“Appa,” eleven-year-old Susan blinked back tears. “Why must you go back to Korea?”
“There is work to be done.” Dosan caressed his daughter’s cheek. “Do your best to be a good American citizen but never forget your heritage.”
“How do I know you’re not the enemy?” asked the enlistment officer.
“I’m not Japanese. I’m Korean American.” Twenty-seven-year-old Susan bristled but stood her ground. “And proud to serve my country.”
“Okay, sign on the bottom line.”
Refusing to surrender to sexism or racism, Susan Ahn Cuddy served during WWII and became the first female aerial gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy.