Sar Phouthasack stands in his home. He wears a collared shirt with an emblem honoring the Vietnam War. In the background, a woman sits on a couch. She wears a t-shirt and pants.

Sar Phouthasack poses in his basement, which is full of photos and objects related to the Hmong and Laotian Special Guerrilla Unit, in August 2022. “I honor them,” Phouthasack said of the American troops. “We fought together.” Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror