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Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Chia Youyee Vang


The Vietnam War is the subject of hundreds of scholarly studies, policy reports, memoirs, and literary titles. As America’s longest and most controversial war, it coincided with domestic turmoil in the United States and in Southeast Asia, led to the displacement of large numbers of people, and strained the social fabric of Cambodian, Lao, and Vietnamese societies. The complex nature of the war means that despite the many books that have been written about it, much remains to unfold, in particular the experiences of ethnic minorities in Laos who became entangled in Cold War politics during the ... More

Keywords: Hmong refugee, Military Region II, Jerry Daniels, Project Water Pump, CIA operation, Hmong pilot, Secret War, Vang Pao, Long Tieng, Long Cheng

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190622145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190622145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chia Youyee Vang, author
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee