Message from Nicitha You: "Hello Friends, I got this mournful message from Kong T. this morning via FB Messenger.  Very sad news indeed.  12th Promo survival classmates could still  remember him of his unique voice.  He is a very good friend to all of us.  For sure, Heng Teang will always be missed."

Message from Kong Tao received 6/2/2018 addressing the passing of Heng Teang: “Good morning Citha. I got a bad news from Heng Teang's son telling me that Heng Teang passed away on 8/9/2017. Please update the 12th promo list. It was too bad that he never got in touch with friends. I met him at his house in Philadelphia about 20 years ago. His son Terry still remembers me and found me on Facebook.  His son told me that his dad's wish is not to have a funeral and to be cremated. The ash to be spread in the ocean. He also said his dad is a very private person.”

Message from Sihourn Um received 6/6/2018: "Hi friends, Too bad that we did not know this sad news on time. In 1986 I had the special assignment to work in New York for 6 months and I stopped by at his house and spent time with him on one weekend. He was very healthy at that time. I never forgot that he was our defend in soccer team in Newport RI..."


In Loving Memory

February 8, 1947 - December 29, 2017

The family of Yimsan Gau request the honor of your presence at a special ceremony on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 8:30 - 11:00AM at the funeral home (address and link to service details below).

Following the ceremony, and if you would like, we will be visiting the cremation center from 11:00 - 11:30AM. Otherwise, please join us for lunch (details forthcoming) and RSVP to: or 908-672-8764.

Please pass this along to anyone we may have missed.


Hillsborough Funeral Home
796 US-206
Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

(908) 874-5600

*Link to Service

Franklin Memorial Park Cremation Center
1800 NJ-27
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

(732) 545-4184

For any contributions, please send to:
Sovandary Gau
143 Catskill Court
Belle Mead, NJ 08502

- Peter Gau
(908) 672-8764

KEK KIM EANG (15th Promotion)


Dear All:
On behalf of Former Khmer Navy's 15th Promotion, I would like to share the sad news of our Former Khmer Navy 15th Promo, Mr. Kek Kim Eang, has passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Our Condolences and Sympathy to his family, relatives and friends at this very difficult time.
May his soul rest in peace.

Ban Lun Lean



Dear All,

It is sad to inform you that Sun Phirin (12em Promotion) has passed away on Sunday night in hospital in San Diego California. You can send your expressions of sympathies/condolences/contribution directly to his wife:
Mrs. Yuong Sun
6108 Camino Largo
San Diego, CA 92120
Tel 619-265-2446 or yucheang03@yahoo,com.

Please find the schedule regarding  the funeral ceremony of Phirin as follow: Funeral Service has been scheduled on the 16 of September 2017 @ 1PM at 4300 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113/Greenwood Memorial Park/

- Sim Tan



It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved husband, father and a brother Mr. Papou Tuor on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and 3:51 pm at 1910 Mckenzie st. Long Beach, CA 90805. He survived by his loving wife Mrs. Sinone Tuor, his children Sino Tuor, Susanne Tuor and Tony Tuor and all his sibling.

Funeral Fund

ATTACHED is the latest funeral fund records.

Reference: Floral arrangement (funeral wreath) for a funeral of a former Khmer Navy personnel and immediate family (nationwide).

Shortly after RU2000, a lot of former Khmer Navy personnel in southern California had unanimously adopted to create a group called "Khmer Navy Personnel and Families Group of Southern California - KNF group of So. CAL", headed by one of our ex-senior officers - Mr Khuon Vandy. In an effort to strengthen our relationship, the group had decided to promote a culture to communicate and share the last moment of grief and sadness among ourselves.


Whenever there is a death of either a former Khmer Navy personnel, or spouse, or parents and parents-in-law, or children, the news will be communicated and disseminated to all former Khmer Navy personnel electronically and/or by mail. A floral arrangement (funeral wreath) bearing the logo "Former Khmer Navy" or the like would be presented at the funeral to express our deepest sympathy and condolences and to share the moment of grief and sadness with the family of the deceased. If possible, a speech will be given by a former Khmer Navy personnel representative.

This culture, initially centered in southern California, has, so far, benefited us all very well as a whole. On May 28th, 2006, this wonderful culture was adopted to spread not just through out California, but, nationwide as well. To sustain and preserve this wonderful culture among ourselves, the KNF group would like to solicit your strong support and involvement by initially sponsoring a one-time seed fund solely for this purpose (a minimum of $50.00). The group will try to find ways to replenish the fund in the future. Two treasurers - Mr. Peter Kuoch and Mr. Kirirath Mam, will be handling this fund. An updated list of sponsors/donors and a semi-annual fund activities report (expense/income) will be disseminated within the group. Please bear in mind that this culture will benefit us all as a whole and not individually. It will not survive without your strong support and involvement. Please help preserve this wonderful culture by sending your donation/contribution to:

Mr. Peter Kuoch
C/O California Donuts
3540 W. 3rd. Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

(Please note that any personal donation, directly made to the family of the deceased during a funeral, will not be constituted as part of this funeral wreath donation.)

This culture has well served its purposes. We hope to further strengthen our bond by spreading this wonderful culture nationwide. We sincerely welcome all forms of suggestions and comments to make this culture prevail among our former Khmer Navy group. Please, do not hesitate to let them be heard.

Sincerely Yours,

Khuon Vandy
KNF Group of So. CAL.