1943 - 2018
Colonel Xay Dang Xiong
Xiong was a Hmong veteran from Laos who risked his life in secrecy working with the CIA during the Viet Nam war. He spent 16 years in the Royal Lao Army fighting in numerous battles while commanding 4,500 troops. He was wounded three times. After he moved to Milwaukee in 1982, he taught English as a second language and was instrumental in establishing the Lao Hmong Veterans of America. Col. Xiong received a full military burial.