Remembering Veterans: Pfc. Kham Xiong

November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the United States, a day when military veterans are remembered and honored.  While it is tragic when someone is killed in war, it is particularly sad when a military person is killed before even getting deployed.  The Wall Street Journal had a blog entry about an Asian-American who was one of the thirteen people killed in the Fort Hood massacre.    Pfc. Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn., was a father of three whose family had a history of military service.  Pfc. Xiong’s father, Chor Xiong, is a native of Laos who fought the Viet Cong alongside the CIA in 1972; Chor’s father, Kham’s grandfather, also fought with the CIA; and Kham’s brother, Nelson, is a Marine serving in Afghanistan.  He was married and had three children ages 4, 2 and 10 months.

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Jeff lives in Silicon Valley, and attempts to juggle marriage, fatherhood, computer systems research, running, and writing.
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