- The National Lao-Hmong Memorial Foundation held an air show showcasing a restored T-28 airplane at Fleming Field in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday.
- The design of a memorial, which will be built in a suburb of Denver, was also unveiled at the event.
- The event was held to honor Hmong soldiers who fought alongside the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
- From 1960 to 1975, the CIA recruited Hmong people to fight in a “Secret War” in Laos, during which more than 35,000 Hmong soldiers were killed.
The National Lao-Hmong Memorial Foundation restored a T-28 warplane and revealed the design of a memorial to honor Hmong soldiers who fought alongside the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
From 1960 to 1975, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited Hmong people to fight in a “Secret War” in Laos. Hmong pilots were trained to fly T-28 airplanes and tasked with as many as 10 missions a day.
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new stamp in honor of Japanese American soldiers who served during World War II — an army of 33,000 men and women whose battle for identity stretched beyond the period of defeating Axis forces.
The stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá, shows a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion, became the most decorated military unit in U.S. history.
South Korea’s Capital Defense Command apologized after a video showing a female fitness model in a revealing bikini posing on stage during a “morale boost performance” for soldiers caused outrage online.
The controversial video was uploaded to YouTube on Korea’s Liberation Day on Aug. 15 and has been watched more than 60,000 times, with users accusing the event of objectifying women, according to Korea Herald.
Some crafty Vietnamese soldiers are making the rounds on social media for their innovative and practical use of women’s sanitary products.
Chinese Facebook page 羽軒粉絲團 Yu Xuan Fan Group (@Yuxuan.fc) shared a series of images of the Vietnamese servicemen using sanitary napkins to line their army boots on Sunday.
Villagers in North Korea are reportedly showing signs of resistance against Kim Jong-un’s soldiers who have allegedly been ransacking civilian homes for food, according to a report from South Korean media.
In a rare form of defiance, villagers in several provinces have expressed their opposition against North Korean soldiers who have recently been barging into their homes to confiscate the food intended for their families.