Thongvan Fanmuong

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Thongvan Fanmuong was a Cambodian major general who served in the Khmer National Armed Forces under the Khmer Republic regime of Lon Nol. [1] [2] He was a graduate of the French Ecole d'Etat Major and Ecole de Guerre. He was a member of the supreme committee of the Republic of Cambodia, along with General Sak Sutsakhan, Long Boret, Hang Thun Hak, Op Kim Ang, General Ear Chhong (Chief of Staff of the Air Force), and Admiral Vong Sarindy (Chief of the Navy Staff). [2] The committee tried to "organize a surrender" as the Khmer Rouge took over the country. [2]

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References

  1. Corfield, Justin (1994). Khmers Stand Up! A History of the Cambodian Government 1970-1975. CEAS. p. 108. ISBN   0732605652.
  2. 1 2 3 OP, Sangha. The Khmer Republic. p. 110, 162.