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Major General Norodom Vatvani passed away on December 23, 2012 in Phnom Penh at the age of 77. Norodom Vatvani, the former Officer Pilot of Aviation Khmer Royal (Class 1), had a very decorated and long-standing career that dates back to 1954. He is survived by his wife and six children.
Norodom Vatvani joined the Aviation Royal Khmer in 1954 and became a pilot in 1955. Among other assignments, he has served as Commander of the Flying School, Air Base Commander in Battambang (1970-1972), Cambodian Armed Forces representative with U.S. Forces in South Vietnam, Director of Cambodian Direct Air Support Center (1972-1973), and High Command Representative to the U.S. Military Advisory Group in Thailand (1973-1975). He was appointed as Commander of the Royal Cambodian Air Force in 1993. He is also credited as creating and serving as Chairman of the very first Cambodian Veterans Association in the United States.
(Norodom Vatvani, May 17, 1935-December 23, 2012)
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