THE LIFE OF VAM NEEB LAUJ
Born in 1956 1956 to Tong Ger Lor and Sia Lee in Muang Cha, Laos, Va Neng Lor was the 8th of 9 sons. As the Vietnam Was escalated in Laos, his family was targeted for an assassination that forever changed their lives. On one unforgiving day, there was a claymore mine attack on their home which resulted in the loss of many family members, including his parents. He was fortunate enough to survive the attack but bore the scars for the remainder of his life. He was then forcefully relocated to Vietnam where re recovered and started his life over until he returned to Laos upon the conclusion of the war. From there, he immigrated to Thailand, played a lot of soccer, and started a family in Chiang Kham Refugee Camp.
The opportunity came in 1985 to immigrate to the United States and he did not hesitate. He settled in the Detroit, Michigan metropolis, chucked corn, and gathered worms for income before he worked his way up in the restaurant business to support his family, eventually ending up in Syracuse, New York in 1991. As his health started to slowly decline due to gout and arthritis, he was forced to relocate to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995 where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing soccer.
In 2003, he made the decision to relocate to Oklahoma with the hope of one day owning a poultry farm with acreage and cattle. He resettled for good on 80 acres in Westville, Oklahoma and acquired an additional 307 acres with hundreds of cattle.
After many years on the farm and suffering many health issues, he passed away on September 11, 2021 due to septic shock,lower extremity wound, necrotising fascitis, and acute kidney failure. He left behind a wife, 4 sons, 3 daughters, and 6 grandchildren.