Monthly Archives: January 2016

Vets of ‘Secret War’ take another shot at the Capitol

POSTED: January 16, 2013, 3:25 PM By Bob Collins Another effort is underway in Minnesota to allow veterans of one of America’s secret wars to be buried in state veterans cemeteries. The Hmong fighters were recruited, trained, directed,supported, and paid by the United States Central Intelligence Agency to fight in their native Laos during the…
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Minnesota’s Hmong veterans seek recognition for Vietnam War service

POSTED: November 28, 2012 By Cynthia Boyd For most of us the Vietnam War has taken its place in U.S. history books. Yet for about 400 older Hmong Minnesotans who fought with U.S. troops during the war in northern Laos, there is a wound still unhealed. These fighters are not recognized as veterans of the U.S.…
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Fallen Hmong honored for service in ‘Secret War’

POSTED: November 14, 2012 at 6:00 am Hmong veterans welcome a guest at the Veterans Day Ceremony to Honor Hmong soldiers who fought for the U.S. in the Vietam War Nov. 11 at Buasavanh Banquet Hall in Brooklyn Park. (Photo by Matthew Hankey – Sun Newspapers) A day before Veterans Day, a ceremony at Buasavanh…
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Special Veteran’s Day Celebration for SGU

POSTED: November 14, 2012 By Amy Doeun The color guard performs at the SGU Special Veteran’s Day ceremony. (Amy Doeun/HMONG TIMES) On Veteran's Day every year the country takes a moment to honor and remember all the veterans that have served this country. Throughout the state; schools, cities, organizations and other groups have found special…
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Hmong Veterans Honored in Brooklyn Park

POSTED: November 12, 2015 by Delane Cleveland Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Park, hundreds gathered to honor Hmong veterans who risked their lives during the Vietnam War. One such veteran is Za Chor Lee, who spent nearly a decade as a prisoner of war. "From 1976, February, until 1984," Lee said. But unlike many veterans living in…
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Veterans Day event honors Hmong who worked for CIA

POSTED: November 11, 2012 by Rupa Shenoy Veterans Day event for Hmong men MPR Photo/Rupa Shenoy Hundreds of people marked Veterans Day in Brooklyn Park on Sunday by holding what was believed to be the first formal event to honor Hmong men who worked for the CIA during the Vietnam War. More than a dozen…
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Brookly Park Ceremony to Honor Hmong Veterans

A ceremony in Brooklyn Park Sunday will honor the Hmong Veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. An estimated, 30,000 Hmong were killed in the War fighting for the United States, yet their names were left off the Memorial in Washington, D.C. With a population of more than 66,000 Hmong people, Minnesota has the largest…
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Hmong veterans to be honored Sunday in Brooklyn Park

POSTED:   11/09/2012 12:01:00 AM CST Like a lot of old soldiers, Zachor Lee has many memories of service and hardship: Getting trained as a radio operator and learning how to parachute out of an airplane. All-day marches and losing comrades in combat. Years in a prisoner-of-war camp. But unlike other veterans who fought for…
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Friday Opinuendo: On election tidbits, forgotten soldiers and more

POSTED:   11/08/2012 12:01:00 AM CST Election Day: by the numbers A generational divide? Election-data number crunching highlights the role of young voters in the defeat of the marriage amendment: A Pioneer Press analysis of precinct data found that young communities -- those with a median age under 30 -- tended to oppose the amendment,…
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