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Hmong community to honor General Vang Pao

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Hmong community across Marathon County will honor the one year anniversary of the death of General Vang Pao on Friday.

  Vang Pao died January 6th, 2011 in Clovis, California. 

  The event will be held at 215 W. Thomas Street in Wausau from 9:30am to 12pm.

  The program will include several speakers, including Pao's son, Mr. Chong Vang from California.

  According to the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Marathon County is home to the second largest Hmong community in Wisconsin.  It's an area General Vang Pao visited multiple times.

 The Hmong who were recruited by the United States CIA and fought on the side of the U.S. during the Vietnam War were led by General Vang Pao. 

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