Dutchess County Legislature, District 15
Philip Du was born and raised in Chengdu, China and came to America as an adolescent. Currently residing in Wappingers Falls, NY, Phillip assimilated to his home in America right away. He worked hard as a student and graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Through his experiences, Philip discovered a passion for public service which led him to join the United States Army as a Dental Specialist. Philip’s experience in the Army helped Philip forge better leadership skills and also be of service to his fellow service members by providing the best care possible. During his service in the military, Philip was awarded the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal.
A disability resulting from his service concluded Philip’s military career. He chose to begin a new chapter in his life in the Hudson Valley area of New York where he is embracing and adapting to civilian life as a disabled veteran in the Town of Wappinger.
Phillip Du believes in the promise of the “American Dream” and he is living proof that hope is alive and well.