Man in a dark jacket standing outside

Wing “Vinny” Wong

Wing, or Vinny, as he is known by family and friends, is the uncle of Richard Ning and a veteran who served during the Korean War in Allied-Occupied Germany. He is one of 10 siblings and brother to Richard’s mother, Mary Wong. The Wong family moved around Cambridge several times during Vinny’s childhood, but following his deployment they eventually settled into a home on Upland Road. In 1959, Vinny took a job with the Harvard Faculty Club, which he worked at for over 29 years.

Vinny Wong (center) with Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Cambridge’s Vice Mayor Marc McGovern. Mr. Wong was honored with Army of Occupation and National Defense Service Medals in April 2023 at Cambridge City Hall. Photo courtesy Vinny Wong.