Velázquez on the Six Year Anniversary of Private Danny Chen’s Passing
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement commemorating the life and death of Private Danny Chen:
“Private Danny Chen’s death was a tragic loss. This young New Yorker, who died after being subjected to unrelenting, racially motivated hazing and abuse by his superiors, wanted only to serve his nation honorably.
“Born and raised to Chinese immigrants in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Danny was part of our community and will always be a hero to those seeking justice. We must honor his memory by remaining steadfastly committed to ensuring our military and all aspects of our society are more welcoming, inclusive, diverse and live up to our ideals of justice.”