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Colonel Wangyee Vang, right, president of the Lao Veterans of America Institute, reunite with other high ranking officials at the of the funeral procession for General Vang Pao, in Fresno, Ca., on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Thousands from the Hmong community, former CIA and military officers mourn the loss of the general, who led Hmong guerrillas in a CIA-backed battle against communist forces in Laos and helped tens of thousands of Hmong resettle in American cities.