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Remember Hmong Veterans This Memorial Day

Song Khoua Xiong watched his older brother Bla Neng Xiong go to Thailand for specialized training by the Americans during the Secret War. Upon his return, the elder Xiong joined the late Colonel Song Leng Xiong and his battalion in…

The Air America Creed

The 1962 Geneva Accords prevented U.S. Navy and Air Force helicopters to be stationed in Laos and often were too far away for quick rescues. Getting a downed aviator out as fast as possible was essential, or he would most…

Ho Chi Bear & The Ravens

Drummed out of Vietnam, misfit American pilots had a choice: Face the music of military justice or go someplace where oddballs and rule breakers were appreciated. Dubbed the Ravens, they soon learned they could fly, fight, and drink as they…