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The Hmong and Lao monument project for 2015!

On behalf of The Royal Lao Veterans Fundraising committee, we are moving forward with an online donation campaign to seek funds for the Hmong and Lao Monument project to be built at the State Capital ground (MN Legislative bill HF730). The Monument bill is backed by Senator Foung Hawj, John Hoffman, House representative John Lesch, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franklin, and many Cities and States officials. We are working with the Hmong community to raise funds for this amazing project. This is a once in a life time opportunity to honor all Royal Lao Veterans and our community.

The monument will symbolize our effort and courage during the Vietnam War era. We want the world to know and remember the “Secret War” that happened in Laos. Our beloved country fell. Our people perished. Our tears and the blood that was shed must be acknowledged. I cannot think of a greater honor and pride than a monument that will stand the test of time on the Capital ground. Where our children and grandchildren can learn and be proud of their ancestors, whom fought bravely in the name of Freedom. The Secret War must be apparent, so that it’s no longer a secret.

This honor is for everyone. It’s for all Laotian, Hmong, Cambodian, and Vietnamese because we were all involved in the Indochina WAR. We all have suffered great loss during this era. This monument is to honor and pay tribute to those that sacrificed their lives for our future here.

  • The Hmong and Lao fundraising committees has raised enough funds to match the State requirement for the project. This means will have our monument 2015. Meanwhile, we have another year to raise more funds for the project. Cheers!
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  • RLVOA latest!

    • ANNOUNCEMENT! The 65th Royal Lao Army Day party invitation. Lao version/English version
    • Hmong-Lao coalition initiative. Read more for details
    • New letters, documentation, etc!
      - Veteran Afair meetting Report. Read more
      - Royal Lao Veterans 64th Party invitation (GA). Read more
      - Royal Lao Veterans 64th Party invitation (WI). Read more
      - Jeff Arnald letter of support to Col. Khao. Read more
      - Letter to Senator Bernard Sanders. Read more
      - Department of Veterans Affair letter of support. Read more
      - Retired Col. DV Courtney (case officer) support letter to Col. Khao. Read more
      - Letter to Ms. Nancy Dolan, Director of Veterans Affairs. Read more
      - Letter to Mr. Philip Smith of Center for Public Policy Analysis. Read more
      - Letter to Senator Murkowski asking for support. Read more
      - Response letter from senator Bernard Sanders. Read more
      - Response from US House of Represenatives Mike Michaud. Read more
      - Support letter from Veterans for Peace Larry Johnson. Read more

    • DON"T FOR GET TO CHECK OUT OUR NEWS SECTION! It automatically updates frequently with the lastest news. You can click on news topic from Laos, Thailand, Hmong, Cambodia, or Vietnam.
    • A letter of recognition and support from a former Royal Lao Army General Southchay. Read more.

    • Attention all RLVOA members! It is time to renew your membership. Please find the fallowing link for more information. Read more

    • Congratulation to our RLVOA Chairman Khao Insixiengmay for a senate resolution honoring his services to the Laos community and the citizens of Minnesota, Read more.

    • Find out how Minnesotan feels about Lao-American and Hmong-American veteran eligibility for burial at the Minnesota State Veterans cemetery near camp Ripley,
      Read more.

    • We want to share a very insightful thesis, "A Master of Military Study" from the United State Marine Corps Command and Staff University. Read more.

    • A secret document report of a military insertion five weeks operation at Phalane, Laos March 1971. Read more.

    • An interesting document excerpted from the book, Cash on Delivery: CIA Special Operations During the Secret War in Laos. Read more.

    • A letter from an old comrade to RLVOA Chairman Khao Insixiengmay. Read more.

    • US. Army Center of Military History document by a former Royal Lao Brig. General Soutchay Vongsavanh. Read more.

    • The Royal Lao Army and U.S Army Advice and Support document by a former Royal Lao Major General Oudone Sananikone Read more.

    • An overview of our RLVOA Chairman Khao Insixiengmay war experience Read more.

    • Support petition from RLVOA supporters. Read Petition.

    • Three important battles in Laos. Read more.

    • An interesting document by former CIA case officer Thomas Leo Briggs tells of a CIA program, code name "Roadwatch" operation in Laos (1970-1972). Read more.

    • Old newspaper clip brings back memories. It reports of an attact in Long Cheng, General Vang Pao stronghold, 1972. Read more.

    The RLVOA annual celebration


    Each year Lao American veterans of the United States take pride in celebrating the Royal Lao Armed Forces Day to honor those soldiers who sacrificed their lives as well as to express our profound gratitude to those who put themselves in the line of fire in defending freedom and democracy during the “Secret War” of Laos in 1960’s and 1970’s.Read more.

    The Vietnam Veterans Ceremony DayAmyK

    The welcome home ceremony of the Vietnam veterans day. RLVOA Chairman, Khao Insixiengmay with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar at The State Capital march. More pic.

    Memory Photo


    The picture on the left shows Col. Khao Insixiengmay in the middle, GM Commander Champathong deputy on my right, Major Ott. US Army, CIA; Nene Souknary on far right the S3. Photo taken in 1972 at the operation in Paksong, South of Laos. More pic

    Eli Chavez

    Eli Chavez was a former CIA Para Military Office during the battle of Skyline Ridge in 1971, Laos. His responsibilities were to command GM-30, a four Battalion Guerralla force, and providing support and finances the unit. Read more.

    warfactsThe Secret War! The rise and fall of Laos. The events that makes us who we are today. It is important to learn the history before you can understand the conflict. Read more.