From the Killing Fields of Cambodia,
to the Refugee Camps in Thailand
and the Philippines,
to serving 17 years as a Livermore Police Officer,
this successful small business owner, philanthropist,
founder and leader of non-profit organizations,
is also a Livermore Community Leader.…
From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to Refugee Camps of Thailand and the Philippines, to serving 17 years as a Livermore Police Officer, this successful small business owner, philanthropist, founder and leader of non-profit organizations, is also a Livermore Community Leader.…
MONY’S STORY IS AMAZING … AND TRUE!
Forged by the war in Cambodia, facing near starvation, and constant danger,
Mony Nop arrived in the United States via dramatic rescue efforts. He has a future few could have imagined.
At the age of six, Mony walked amid bombs and land mines from Cambodia to Thailand while more than two million of his fellow citizens were being slaughtered by the Pol Pot Regime during the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Mony and his family were devastated by war, however, together – did not give up.
SAFETY AT LAST
Despite the many who were dying from disease and constant struggles out of Cambodia, Mony and his family survived to reach refugee camps in Thailand, and in the Philippines. Although safer than Cambodia, they lived in constant fear that they would never make it to the United States.
AT LAST … Coming to Manila
In 1983, Mony and his family had qualified to travel to America through Manila. From Manila, the family of refugees traveled to Tokyo, where creature comforts such as a hotel stay were introduced. Moving on to San Francisco, and then to Arizona, the Nop family was thankful for the many simple kindnesses that they were blessed with from neighbors and friends.