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Hmong Community Celebrates General Vang Pao


Kansas City, Kan. – General Vang Pao, a leader in the Hmong community, passed away in January. Some 400 people from the Hmong community gathered at the George Meyn Community Center in Kansas City, Kan., to remember Vang Pao.

Vang Pao led the CIA trained Hmong fighters in the 'secret war' during Vietnam. Later, Vang Pao moved to the U.S. to become a civic leader in the Hmong community.

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