Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hmong Special Guerrilla Units
The Hmong were among America's staunchest and heroic allies. Hmong units were credited with rescuing hundreds of US airmen and soldiers, often under the most difficult of circumstances. Fighting along side US Air Commandos, Special Forces, Ravens, Air America, and the CIA, Hmong forces bore the brunt of ground fighting and casualties in support of American forces in MR 2.
Under the command of General Vang Pao, Chief Operations Strategist Colonel Shoua Yang, and other courageous leaders, SGUs diverted front-line NVA divisions and supplies from the war effort in South Vietnam. They served as the primary anti-Communist force in Laos. By war's end, the Hmong were virtually annihilated protecting Laotian sovereignty. Today their legacy remains as a formidable commando fighting
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
Location. 30° 24.871′ N, 86° 42.006′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Memorial can be reached from Oneal Avenue. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird Air Memorial (here, next to this marker); Montagnard Memorial (here, next to this marker); Air America Memorial (here, next to this marker); Airman First Class John Lee Levitow (a few steps from this marker); C-47 Sky Train (a few steps from this marker); Spooky (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of The American Gold Star Mothers (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Hmong. (Submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.