The Hmong - Unsung Heroes During The Vietnam War And Their Struggles To This Day

I stumbled upon a web site that was written by Jeff Lindsay, about a group of people that most Americans have never heard of....The Hmongs. Most of the adults were born in Laos and grew up as poor farmers from the hilltops of northern Laos, before they were recruited to fight a bloody secret war for the United States against powerful Communist forces. The Hmong were instrumental in saving the lives of many U.S. soldiers fighting during the Vietnam War. There are approximately 180,000 Hmong living in the U.S. Jeff Lindsay's web site tells the story of the Hmong people from the days of the Vietnam War to present time. A story that few people know about. Here is a link to Jeff Lindsay's web site:
http://www.jefflindsay.com/hmong.shtml

31 comments:

Sharon and Billy Blanks Jr. said...

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Kathy said...

That was sad. Thank you providing the link. I had no idea.

burningDESIRE said...

It is so interesting for me to "fall" onto your blog because currently in my culture/humanities course we are reading the book "The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman. It is nice to learn more by looking at your page.

AAA said...

Thanks for leaving nice comments on my blog. I appreciate it.

Corey Frisbee said...

The more you learn about this the more interesting it is. Check out the history channel they had a very powerful gang in the US.

Stone said...

You are a good blogger. You should see mines. It is called The Groundhog times. Well matter of I just love Groundhogs.

alphawoman said...

They were the ethnic group that moved into Clint's neighborhood in "Gran Torino"

Sarah said...

I just finished The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.It is a history of her family's journey from camps to St. Paul. Have also read the more popular Spirit Catches You, and have access to several histories of Hmong culture through work.Large refugee population in Minnesota and have worked with this population as a PHN. Thank you for your information-very well done.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for your blog about the effects of War on Humanity. We are all unique souls and the potential for extreme good is also a reality.
Imagine a world that promotes an abundance of health and sharing. I saw a man by the name of Jack Schmit who is involved with Urban Gardening on a global scale.
We HONOR the HMONG. Can we share their contributions to the world by knowing their successes in their trials also?
Vivian Phillips
NuFreedom.com

Carrie said...

There are a lot of Hmong people where I live (Fresno,California).

quiltsbylee said...

Thanks for the comments on my page. I really enjoyed reading yours.

Lee

ahpoetic said...

I have worked with Hmong students and a Hmong teacher in Anchorage, Alaska as a substitute teacher. I love all people groups.

singaporedream said...

sorry, nothing to do with south east asia issues.

i like ur blog, the way u put up your old photos!

great.

goh

NoraTrent said...

I liked this blog and the information contained therein. I will follow up with the link also. It seems that "secret" and not so scret wars are always going on and that the US has its hands in many of them. It makes me sad. Sadder still are the people who must suffer as a result. It never seems to end, but I do have, dare I say it, "The audacity to hope." Thank you for this.

zbtjkarapilot said...

During my time in Viet Nam, 1968-1969, I remember hearing about these people and the courageous battles they fought on our behalf. Thanks for reminding us.

Ashley said...

Hmongs are my favorite. My best guy friend is hmong. And most people don't know about them. He told me about his families history one day.

M.A.N(Macharia Alex Nganga) said...

thanx for bringing such a touching story to light.and for the limk!much bless...

Heather said...

Thank you for the support and encouragement on my blog. I enjoy reading yours, the pictures were great.

The piece regarding the Hmong is nice to see, often there are groups and stories that most of us just aren't aware of, again, thanks.

agreablement said...

Hai un bellissimo blog, complimenti!
ciao

ldlyndond816 said...

I am a Vietnam combat vet and worked some with the Hmong while I was incountry. Ferocious anticommunists whom the VC and NVA were actually scared of! God bless the Hmong who were our faithful friends and allies then and some of whom we in America are now blessed to have living in our midst as proud citizens.

The Acolyte Tao said...

Hey, the Hmong people are focused in on the new movie 'Gran Torino.' Sad but good movie.

jurobelle said...

I am proud that today we can talk about past horrors and learn from them. America is a blessed place to have so many cultures mix among each other. Thank you for your kind words about a brave people. Thank you for giving hope to the day when we can all learn to give kind thoughts and words to our neighbors...what a beautiful country we will be!

Oriana said...

Thanks for the comments on my page. I will visit yor blog . Oriana

Anonymous said...

This tribe still exist in Laos. I got to know some of them in Thailand. Good one!

Jarod

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ddawn said...

Kinda sad....but very very interesting indeed. We learn something new everyday and ppl like you make that happen. Thank you for that. Keep up the good work.

Voice said...

Thanks. And I will keep going on it. lol

Silentious Blogger said...

Not being mean or anything, but saying that no Americans have heard of the Hmong population, is so very wrong. I hail from Wisconsin. We know who Hmongs are. I have Hmong friends. If by most you meant adult no-lifers, than ok. Sorry for rattin and stuff, but its not true. Great post.

Myy Life said...

Thank you, this is a way for me to kind of express myself without any drama in it.
Corynn

cocong15 said...

tanx.... could you follow my blog? thnx again...

Nadir Paes said...

Hello Rick!

How are you?
Do you speak portuguese?

Sorry, I'm learning English.

Ainda não sei escrever no seu idioma. Eu adorei visitar seu blog e percebi que é um jovem inteligente e sensível.

Huggs!
Nadir

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