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Candlelight vigil planned for Vang Pao in Green Bay, Wisconsin Jan 9, 2011 at 4 PM

A candlelight vigil for Hmong leader Vang Pao, 81, is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the United Hmong Community Center, 401 Ninth St.

Pao, a revered former general in the Royal Army of Laos who helped lead Hmong refugees to a new home in America after the Vietnam War, died Thursday night in Clovis, Calif., following a battle with pneumonia.

The general led Hmong guerrillas in their
CIA-backed battle against communists during the Vietnam War. He was credited with resettling tens of thousands of Hmong from Laos into cities like Fresno, Calif., St. Paul, Minn., and Milwaukee.

Source: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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