Murray student’s History Day paper goes to Hmong Archives
A History Day judge requested that Txee Yang’s History Day paper titled “The Vietnam War: The CIA Secret War” be sent to the Hmong Archives in St. Paul to be considered for inclusion in the archives’ permanent collection.
Here is an original poem she included in the paper:
One day the Green Berets came
General Vang Pao, a leader in this town
Men of old and young, grabbing their guns
Ladies holding their babies, watching the men flee
In the jungle, the guns rang.
In the forest, no bird sang
My mother’s gone to the garden
My father to the gun
My brothers following his footsteps
Me and my sister left all alone
Suddenly the Americans retreated, leaving the Hmong defeated
Crossing the Mekong, as the guns rung
Sitting in the airplane, feeling so much pain
My mother to my left, my sister to my right
My father’s in the jungle, my brothers lost in sight
Here I am now, wondering how?