Chinese migrant proud to join Anzacs

Lt Yang was second-in-command of the Tri Service Guard at the Supreme Court Gardens memorial service on Anzac Day. d400165
Lt Yang was second-in-command of the Tri Service Guard at the Supreme Court Gardens memorial service on Anzac Day. d400165

Lt Yang, a lawyer originally from mainland China, joined the Army Reservesin 2006 as an opportunity to try something different and contribute to Australia.

‘As a migrant coming to this country and living in this peaceful environment, the sacrifice made by past Anzacs was fundamental to the peaceful life we have and I’m trying to follow in their footsteps as an Army Reserve officer,’ he said. ‘I’m not trying to pretend I’m a warrior ” I’m looking at them and their experiences, the heroes in actions, as a guide for my army career.’

Lt Yang is a member of the Gosnells RSL Sub Branch and said he hopes to have the opportunity to serve overseas in the future.

‘I think it would be a very meaningful experience for any soldier to be deployed overseas,’ he said.