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)

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 Banquet Hall in Brooklyn Park honored the Hmong soldiers who died fighting communism for the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Many Hmong soldiers joined CIA-backed militias. Although their names are not on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, thousands of them were killed. At the Nov. 11 ceremony, a screen displayed the names of Hmong who died during the war. The event was organized by SGU Veterans and Families Development of USA, a St. Paul-based group that seeks benefits from the U.S. government for Hmong soldiers who fought for the U.S. in the war.

Source: http://post.mnsun.com/2012/11/14/fallen-hmong-honored-for-service-in-secret-war/

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