“The fact that he just wanted to be able to have that one-on-one discussion with a Hmong veteran! I mean, that means a lot to members of the Hmong community.”
Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden met with retired Hmong Veteran Captain Cher Kai Xiong during his visit to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Captain Xiong served with American troops in Laos and is now advisor to the Wisconsin Lao Veterans of America. During the visit, Vice President Biden and Captain Xiong spoke about the issues important to Hmong veterans.
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Cher Kai Xiong fought alongside American troops during the secret war in Laos. He was accompanied to his meeting with Biden by Marathon County Board Supervisor Yee Leng Xiong.
Yee Leng Xiong said the meeting was significant, and even historic, for the Hmong community in Wisconsin.
“The fact that he just wanted to be able to have that one-on-one discussion with a Hmong veteran! I mean, that means a lot to members of the Hmong community,” Yee Leng Xiong.
Yee Leng Xiong also said that Biden told Captain Xiong that he would commit to acknowledging the sacrifices and contributions made by the Hmong community for the United States.