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Fly Until You DieAn Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War$
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Chia Youyee Vang

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190622145

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190622145.001.0001

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Reassessing War

Reassessing War

(p.167) 9 Reassessing War
Fly Until You Die

Chia Youyee Vang

Oxford University Press

Chapter 9 presents interviewees’ reflections as they reassess the war and its impact. The interviewees explore the unintended consequences of the Hmong’s entanglement with the CIA during the US war in Southeast Asia. They measure the losses and upheavals of the war against an appreciation of the subsequent opportunities that came with resettlement in the United States. They revisit betrayals and resentments and express gratitude and pride. Their recollections consist of contradictory viewpoints and perspectives as they struggle to make sense of the war and its enduring legacy. Additionally, the chapter addresses their competing memories and varied truths as narrators.

Keywords:   Hmong resettlement, Hmong refugee, Hmong displacement, Secret War, Hmong veteran, Special Guerrilla Unit, Hmong American, Vang Pao, Vietnam War, Hmong memorials

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