January 30, 2011 11:18 AM

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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