Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood tragedy dead include Kham Xiong, a Hmong soldier.

I'm not sure how many noticed this but today while watching the news about the terrible tragedy at Fort Hood I noticed the name Kham Xiong, identified by President Obama as having come to the US from Thailand. Recognizing the name as SE Asian and not Thai, I looked it up when I came home. It appears that a Hmong refugee or descendant of Hmong refugees was among the dead at Fort Hood.

For more details, see:
http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2009/11/06/fort-hood-profiles-pfc-kham-xiong/ and http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/11061-1257805228-hmong-laos-scholar-author-hamiltonmerritts-remarks-honoring-kham-xiong.html

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