I was off CIF duty and was preparing to go from Camp Hansen to MCBH Kaneohe Bay. Our gear was polarized and we were field dating the barracks to kill time. 90% of us were nursing hangovers from Kinville.
I followed the trials of Pol Pot’s regime with interest and the attempt to turn the site of such brutality into a vacation destination. Somehow, I missed the story of Haing Noir’s homicide.
I was aware he passed away but not the nature of his murder or the possible involvement of the “Long Arm of the Khmer Rouge.” He was a brave man, and did much to shed light on the horrors perpetrated on him and his people.