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First UNTAC Wedding

Cupid's bow and arrow are apparently not included in Cambodia's disarmament process.

The first marriage between one of the visiting peacekeepers and a local lass took

place on Sept. 18.

Capt. Dean of the American contingent wed Sok Srey Mum, a Phnom Penh resident, in

a ceremony typifying the current multi-cultural atmosphere in Phnom Penh.

Marriage vows were presided over by Rev. Maj. Mamtey, chaplain of the Ghanaian Battalion.

The groom was ably assisted by his best man, Capt. Peter Rutherford of the British

army, while the bride was attended by maid-of-honor Ms. Han, also of Phnom Penh.

The 50 or so guests-representing more than 20 nations- joined the happy couple for

a Khmer feast fit for royalty.

Honeymoon plans for the newlyweds are on hold until Capt. Dean completes his tour

of duty with the UNTAC mission.

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