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This file photo shows former Hmong general Vang Pao (R) with Laotian veterans after laying a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in Laos. (credit: LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mourners Salute Beloved Hmong Leader Gen. Vang Pao

Tens of thousands of mourners are flocking to central California this weekend to honor the late Gen. Vang Pao, a key Unites States ally in Vietnam who inspired unparalleled reverence among the ethnic Hmong he led in battle and later helped to resettle in far-flung communities across the globe.

02/04/2011

This file photo shows former Hmong general Vang Pao (R) with Laotian veterans after laying a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in Laos. (credit: LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pao Remembered As Wise General Of Democracy

He was called a general, king, and father of the American Hmong community. Vang Pao died on Thursday and many Minnesotans continue to mourn his death.

01/08/2011