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Carol Huynh (/ˈwɪn/;[2] born 16 November 1980) is a retired Canadian freestyle wrestler.[3] Huynh was the first gold medalist for Canada in women's wrestling and was the first gold medallist for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is also the 2010 Commonwealth Games and two time Pan American Games champion. She has also achieved success at the world championships where Huynh has totaled one silver and three bronze medals. Huynh is also an eleven time national champion

 

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Việt Xuan Luong (VietnameseLương Xuân Việt) is a retired United States Army major general. He is the first American officer promoted to general officer rank who was born in Vietnam.[1] He last served as the Commanding General of United States Army, Japan/I Corps Forward. He previously served as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), Eighth Army. His prior assignments included chief of staff of United States Army Central; Director of Joint and Integration, Headquarters Department of the Army, G-8; assistant division commander–maneuver for the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, concurrent with assignment as commander, Train Advise Assist Command – SouthResolute Support Mission Joint Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Afghanistan.

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Nguyen was inspired to join the United States Navy after witnessing the sailors and Marines who cared for his family en route to the US in 1975. In 1993, he was commissioned through the Reserve Engineering Duty Officer program.[2]

 

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Since then, he has been assigned to United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Naval Sea Systems Command, United States Pacific Fleet, and the Office of Naval Research. At the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. on 10 October 2019, Nguyen became the first Vietnamese-American promoted to rear admiral. Upon his promotion, he was assigned to Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard as Deputy Commander for Cyber Engineering.[2]

Nguyen retired from the Navy on 7 October 2022, with a retirement ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard.[6] Among his awards and decorations are three Legion of Merits,[7][6] a Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.[2]

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