Sok Sophorn

Guide Sok Sophorn

Language: English & Cambodian.

Sok Sophorn has started to work for the War Museum since 15 January 2014. Being a war veteran, he approximately served the Cambodian army and the Khmer People National Liberation Front (KPNLF) before he got injured by a landmine whereby he lost his right leg.

Sok Sophorn joined the Cambodian army in 1979 till 1981 to fight the Khmer Rouge in the Oddar Meanchey province. During this period he was often outside the base patrolling around the target areas covered by his company, moving from one village to another to defend and protect the villagers from the Khmer Rouge which came to collect food from the villagers.

In 1982 till 1984 Sok Sophorn escaped from the Cambodian army, which was supported by Vietnam, to join with the Khmer resistance group called Khmer People National Liberation Front (KPNLF). He was based along the Cambodian-Thailand border to fight back the Vietnamese soldiers. He spent most of his time fighting against the Vietnamese troops in the Banteay Mean Cheay province.

Sok Sophorn retired after losing his right leg due to a landmine accident in the Ou Chrov district in the Banteay Mean Cheay province in 1984.