Funeral for Leading Hmong soldier Fighting with U.S. in Vietnam War
Funeral service took place this past weekend for Lieutenant Colonel Peter Chou Vang, the right hand man of General Vang Pao during the Vietnam War, serving under America’s CIA in Laos. The funeral service took place on Saturday, June 11th at 9:00 a.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Lt. Colonel Vang was first of six Hmong pilots trained by the Americans to fly for them.
Vang moved to the Central Valley in 1977, one of the first Hmong to call the Valley home. Lt. Colonel Vang passed away May 4th in Merced. There was a complete military ceremony with music by the Sounds of Freedom Band, plus Congressman Jim Costa offered remarks, along with others. Lt. Colonel Vang will be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.