January 30, 2011

Gen. Vang Pao revered by Hmong as Fresno rites near

Hmong Gen. Vang Pao has been compared to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington. Plans for his six-day funeral reflect his standing: Up to 40,000 people are expected to attend his memorial in Fresno, Calif., including members of the Lao royal family, former CIA operatives and American politicians.

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