86R31032 SME-D
  By: Vo H.R. No. 1495
         WHEREAS, Dr. Alvin Nguyen Van Dieu is being honored for his
  significant accomplishments on the occasion of Vietnamese American
  Day at the State Capitol on April 25, 2019; and
         WHEREAS, Texas is home to more than 210,000 Vietnamese
  Americans, and these individuals play an important role in numerous
  fields of endeavor, including medicine, law, public and veteran
  service, scientific research in robotics and computer
  manufacturing automation, and the arts; Dr. Dieu serves as an
  outstanding example of the exceptional leadership and initiative
  that has been demonstrated by so many members of this community; and
         WHEREAS, A certified engineer and former research scientist
  for IBM, Dr. Dieu currently practices aesthetic implant dentistry
  at his own clinic in Houston; in the course of his career, he has
  received three U.S. patents for his inventions and two awards from
  IBM, and he has authored 20 research publications; he has further
  dedicated countless hours over the years to recognizing veterans of
  the Vietnam War; he worked with VFW Post 8905 to host a homecoming
  parade to honor all who served in the war, including U.S. soldiers
  and Vietnamese Americans, and he also helped lead efforts to name
  streets in the International Management District of Houston after
  heroes from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam; moreover, he has
  been instrumental in supporting the creation of the Texas Capitol
  Vietnam Veterans Monument and in planning annual memorial events at
  the monument; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Dieu has distinguished himself through his
  exemplary achievements and the valuable support he has provided to
  his fellow Vietnamese Americans in the Lone Star State, and he is
  indeed deserving of special recognition; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend Dr. Alvin Nguyen Van Dieu on the
  occasion of Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol and extend
  to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Dieu as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.