His achievements are Legion-dary! Emigrating to the U.S. from China in 1960 at the age of 12, Fang learned English and succeeded academically, obtaining a Masters Degree. He served in the U.S. Army in a twenty year career that included duty in Vietnam, followed by another twenty year career at the Army installation in Fort Monmouth, NJ. During that time, he became active with the American Legion, serving many offices from the post to the national level. In September, 2011, Fang was elected the national commander of The American Legion, becoming the first Asian-American to lead this mutual-aid organization of military veterans.