SUAB HMONG NEWS (08/09/2017) — Dr. Joe Westermyer worked in Laos to help injured soldiers during the U.S. Secret war in Laos and he brought many injured children to his wife, Rachell, to take care in the city. Rachell and Joe started talking to bring someone home (to the U.S.A.) with them.
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“There was a feeling maybe even more with Rachell about bring back or replicated for all the things that Laos and the people of Laos have done for us. There were a lot of orphans around the country at that time because of the war and maybe bringing home an orphan would be something to do for the country” said Dr. Joe Westermyer.
Their final decision was to bring someone to study in America.
“You might also thinking about bringing home somebody to be a student or to study. If you bring an orphan back, it will be more for you and that orphan but if you bring a student back, you might be able to contribute more for the long run…” said Dr. Joe Westermyer.
Watch Suab Hmong TalkShow exclusive interview Dr. Joe Westermyer and his wife. Rachell, to get the full insight of the story of bringing Chao Xiong to the United Stated in 1967.