Visual display of the USAID officials and Lao military officers

USAID officials and Lao military officers

  • 1966
  • USAID officials and Royal Lao Armed Forces (or in French, Forces Armées du Royaume (FAR)) officers (right to left)): Major Houmpheng (Auto Defense de Choc (ADC) commanding officer), Ernest Kuhn (USAID Refugee Operations Officer), Colonel Chansom Pakdimonivong (Deputy Commander, Military Region II), and Don Sjostrom (USAID Refugee Operations Officer; killed in an attack at Na Khang in January 1967). Sam Thong was the USAID refugee operations center for northeastern Laos from 1962 until its fall on March 20, 1970.|Site: LS-20, Coordinates: TG 7924