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US Army Soldier in Universal Camouflage
Veteran Memorial Service

        Secret War Veterans' Benefits            

Veterans' Organizations

Report on the Retirement Benefits for Former Employees of Air America -- July 2011

Objective of Veterans' Benefit committee


1. Burial Rights: continue to seek burial rights for ALL Secret War Veterans.

Rep Jim Costa (D-CA-16) H.R 4204 bill is currently in Veteran's affair committee for consideration. HR4204 is a clean up bill to previously passed ACT in Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 (signed by President Trump).

For more on the bill here:


Text - H.R.4204 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Special Guerrilla Unit (SGU) Veterans Service Recognition Expansion Act of 2019


more on Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 here: Text - H.R.1625 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018


Sec. 251. (a) In General -- Section 2402(a) of title 38, United

States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new


``(10) Any individual--

 ``(A) who--

Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-207; 8 U.S.C. 1423 note); and``(i) was naturalized pursuant to section 2(1) of the Hmong


``(ii) at the time of the individual's death resided in the United States.''

2. Seek Recognition from US Government for Veterans, a medal, and/or certificate with assigned ID, and inclusion of ALL ethic groups who fought with CIA.


​3. Seek full Veteran's benefits including spouse. (this one is a long tent in the pole but committee agrees to give it a shot)


​4. Public Education: we must make every effort to educate the public about Secret War. The narrative in the past is that Hmongs are only SGU forces, which left out many ethnic groups. 

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