The Hmong, Laos, and other minority ethnic groups from Laos were a part of the American War with Vietnam.
Up to 30 Hmong lives lost for one American pilot saved.
Highly trained and educated, many of the T-28 pilots and their families who survived the war made it to the United States.
TSOI recognized the Hmong T-28 Pilots and other veterans with the help of local officials and congressman from Wisconsin.
Their story here