Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, Sen. John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, and Sen. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids, have received One Star Leadership Medals of appreciation from the Hmong Special Guerilla Unit and its late leader General Vang Pao.

The Hmong Special Guerilla Unit is credited with saving hundreds of American soldiers and pilots in Laos during the Vietnam War, at great cost of life to the Hmong community.

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