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File #: RES 21-1536    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/20/2021
Title: Celebrating and remembering the life of Nom Vu Thao.
Sponsors: Dai Thao

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Celebrating and remembering the life of Nom Vu Thao.

 

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WHEREAS, Nom Vu Thao, age 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 7, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu was born February 5, 1994, in Laos, to Tooj Ntsawg Thoj and Zuag Vaj; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu attended primary school in Muang Khoun, Xieng Khouang Laos; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu also attended 916 Vo-Tec with certificates in English and Mathematics; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu was recruited to join the Lao National Army in 1959 and became an army officer in 1967; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu rose to the rank of Captain with the Lao Royal Army where he received honors for Bravery and Leadership and was pinned by the King of Laos in 1967 and 1969; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu immigrated with his family to Sparta, Wisconsin in 1977; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu worked for Catholic Charities in the Twin Cities from 1982 to 1993, and he was instrumental in resettling more than 400 Hmong families in the Twin Cities; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren; and

 

WHEREAS, Vu is survived by his wife, Sia Ly, and his seven children and 11 grandchildren; and now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, the Saint Paul City Council extends its condolences and support to Nom Vu Thao's family; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, the City of Saint Paul celebrates and remembers the life of Nom Vu Thao.   

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