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NEWS | May 20, 2021

Legal Command Soldiers, civilians honor Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Thomas Cieslak U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command

Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command observed Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 16 as part of their May battle assembly at the unit’s Reserve Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Virginia Crutchfield, an IT specialist at the command, spoke about the importance of the observance and contributions Asian-American and Pacific Islanders have made to the unit, Army and the United States.

Spc. Kinion Carroll, a Soldier assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, told about his Hawaiian heritage and the significance of the Fire Knife before lighting it and performing a traditional dance.

The observance concluded with a traditional dance performed by Crutchfield’s younger sister and family members honoring defenders of the nation.