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Secret Wars: An Exit Strategy in Action

Item Number: 2679VI3847
 Moving Image
Hmong; Mong
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
Stacks D157.1G
Copyright Statement
This item is copyrighed.
Number of Media
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • 2007

General Note / OCR

30 years ago an ethnic group known as the Hmong began migrating to our shores. These refugees were once part of one of the most feared fighting forces in history, the Special Guerilla Unit. With secret funding from the United States government, their small attacks tied up 10 divisions of North Vietnamese regulars, and their contributions to search and rescue saved hundreds of American pilots. During our retreat from Vietnam we also pulled support from the SGU and left them to fend for themselves against the oncoming commnist regime that branded them as traitors and condemned them to extermination. Today thousands of Hmong still fight for their freedom in a country controlled by communism, while thousands more have fled to the US where no one even knows who they are. This documentary film tells their story.

Special Features: - Complete interview with General Vang Pao - General Aderholt explains the Long Cheng evacuation - All trailers - Behind the scenes at the Longbaugh Film Festival

Pub Credit Line
2679VI3847, Marc Gilbert Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 Dec 2018 [Updated: 13 Dec 2018]