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November 9, 2013

Hmong American veterans of the Vietnam War still seeking recognition

Charlie Moua and 60 other Hmong soldiers plan to celebrate Veterans Day by marching around the Hmong Church in south Sacramento in their camouflage fatigues at 10 a.m., telling stories about the 15-year jungle war they fought against the North Vietnamese and communist Pathet Lao. They will celebrate the new life they gave their children in America. They will relive their victories over the better-equipped North Vietnamese Army – victories U.S. combat veterans credit with saving the lives of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers. They will toast their fallen comrades and their legendary leader, Gen. Vang Pao, who died in 2011.

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