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Dith Pran

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He knew we had no chance without him so he argued not to be separated from us, offering, in effect, to forfeit his own life on the chance that he might save ours.
Sydney Schanberg, describing Pran's efforts to get his colleagues out of harm's way.
Hero of the Cambodian 'Killing Fields', Dith Pran, dies of cancer at 65. Daily Mail (2008-03-31). Retrieved on 2008-03-31.

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