Thousands remember U.S. military ally from mountains of Laos

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Twenty-four hours a day, over six days, they're coming by the thousands to remember their hero.

The earthly remains of Maj. Gen. Vang Pao lie in a casket, crossed U.S. and Royal Lao flags nearby.

A spirit guide chants so that the soul of the deceased will go to the spiritual world and be reborn.

This week's funeral in Fresno, California, for the charismatic soldier who fought alongside U.S. troops against Communist forces in the mountains of Laos, is a pilgrimage for people of many cultures, especially Vang Pao's fellow Hmong, an Asian ethnic group....

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