New Minn. memorial honors service of soldiers in 'secret war'

Memorial honors US, Alliance troops in Laos
Veterans listen during the dedication ceremony for the Minnesota Memorial for the United States and Alliance Special Forces in Laos on Saturday on the State Capitol grounds. The memorial was inspired by survivors of the secret war from 1961-1975 in Laos, and their children. Many Hmong soldiers were trained by the U.S. to fight off the communist expansion in Southeast Asia during the war.