Dear Gen. Vang Pao.
Thank you for all the hard work and leadership you had done for Lao and Hmong people and our Country.
Your Legacy and Heroic will lived in our heart and soul forever.
I never ever forget the day (Dec. 19 th 1968) when I got hit by 14.5 mm AAA in my T-28 and bleeding at LS-85 Phou Phathi, I was confuse and paranoid, I though that would be my last mission to work for you, but with your calm guiding, advices and instruction I regain my confidence and flew back and landed at LS-20A (Long-Tieng) get my wounded treated at Sam Thong Hospital. Without you I probably would not made out that day. You once saved my life General.
With my Deepest Condolences and Sympathy to the Vang Families.
Kham Phiou Manivanh.
O-1/L-19, T-28, C/AC-47, C-123K Pilot.
Royal Lao Air Force