Hmong leader General Vang Pao has died

FRESNO, Calif.

The executive director of the Hmong New Year Celebration says Vang passed away at 4:30 Thursday afternoon.

For the last week, family and friends have come to the valley to visit the Hmong leader.

During the 1960's and 70's, General Vang Pao commanded the "Secret Army", trained by the CIA and fought against the People's Army of Vietnam.

We'll have more information on General Vang Pao's death coming up on Action News at 6:30.

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