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The General: Thousands Gather To Mourn Hmong Leader Vang Pao (12 images)

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Thousands from the Hmong community, former CIA and military officers mourn the loss of General Vang Pao, the start of a six-day-long funeral, in Fresno, Ca., on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Vang Pao led Hmong guerrillas in a CIA-backed battle against communist forces in Laos and helped tens of thousands of Hmong resettle in American cities. For National Public Radio
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