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Kwang-Ping Hsu, USCG
230511-G-G0000-119.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office & Dr. Bill Thiesen

Unknown - Captain Kwang-Ping Hsu was born in Shantung Province in China and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 11 years old. In 1962, he became the first native Chinese American to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy. Hsu became an accomplished aviator, who flew in the Arctic and Antarctic and served for 30 years.


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