POSTED: November 14, 2012 at 6:00 am
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.