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Chau Ngoc Tran

January 1, 1924June 17, 2020

Chau Ngoc Tran was born on January 1, 1924 and passed away on June 17, 2020 and is under the care of Peek Funeral Home.

Graveside Service - Le An Tang will be held on June 26, 2020 at 11:00 am at Westminster Memorial Park - Asian Garden, 14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA.

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Humza Shazad

August 4, 2020

Although I have not meet Chau Ngoc Tran, I've had the opportunity to work with Tami. From what I've read about Mr. Tran, and the experience I've had with Tami, I know that he was a moral-seeking disciplined man that wanted to instill those values of independence in his children.

As someone who lost a loving and dear father at a young age, I can firmly say, that it's never an easy task in coping with losing a parent. There is never a right circumstance or 'right' thing to say or hear in these critical and fragile moments in life.

There are certain days where your father's remembrance will be heightened, because on those days you feel this gap. Usually these are happy days (Birthdays, Weddings, Father’s Day, etc.), but sometimes they become extremely difficult. I hope we find wisdom from God in those tough moments. We seek his guidance in knowing that this world is temporary, and that it’s our job to help as many as we can in our short time on this planet. Same as your father has done.

The lessons our parents teach us on kindness, civic responsibility and dedication to family transcend their physical presence. It is our job to continue onward in remembrance of their memory. It's important that we carry their good traditions and share stories of their impact and presence on our growth and understanding. That is how they live on.

The experience of loss never 'fades'. We will never forget the absence of our loved ones. And that realization is more difficult on certain days, but time has helped heal my wounds, and I assure you, it will assist in your families. We can not control the things that happen around us, but we can control our methodology and approach how we approach these sensitive topics. Cherish remaining relationships that you are blessed with and remember your loved ones.

Tami – I know you are strong, and if you ever need anyone to talk with, I am hear for you as a friend. If there is anything I can do, whatsoever, little or large, I am here for you.


August 1, 2020

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July 14, 2020

Jonathan Lofton

July 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Chau.

I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Chau but I have been extremely Blessed to know his daughter, Tami Kapuscinska as both a work colleague and friend. I believe you can tell the tree by the fruit it bears so I had no doubt he was an amazing man. Tami previously shared some history with me but I am just now realizing how humble she was being after reading up on Mr. Chau in Wikipedia. Truly a courageous, principled and caring individual who made an impact on countless lives. I continue to pray for the family's comfort as you mourn his physical passing and celebrate his continuing journey.

Peace & Blessings Be With You.

Thanh Le

July 11, 2020

Dearest Father,

While you were resting in the hospital bed, I knew you heard me saying every night how much I was proud to be your daughter.

Your legacy is priceless. Your moral virtue is exemplary to me, my children, my grandchildren, and many generations to come.

I had Facetimed you and talked to your nurses twice a day due to the pandemic lockdown. Since you've gone, I had to stop myself almost every day from reaching out to the iPad to Facetime you.

I will always remember the times you made such an effort to look at and speak to me. Thank you for allowing me to hear your final words.

I miss you so much and feel lost without you, but I've found solace in knowing that you are in a better place, free from suffering.

Rest in peace, Father.

Tran Ngoc Tam-Thanh


July 11, 2020

Thomas Ahern

July 10, 2020

My friend Chau and I met in the context of the joint US-GVN effort, after the coup against Ngo Dinh Diem, to re-establish and strengthen popular loyalty to the GVN in Kien Hoa Province. Together, we expanded his Census-Grievance Program and launched two new efforts, the Counter-Terror Program and Advance Political Action Teams. Chau's management produced successes that led to adoption of the first two of these as key elements in the GVN's national pacification campaign.

Chau was a joy to work with, full of ideas but always open to suggestion, and intensely committed to the survival of a non-communist South Vietnam. It was deeply gratifying to me when he trusted me to convey to the US Government the highly sensitive news of the arrival of his brother from the North.

In later years, Chau gave me invaluable help as I spent three days with him at his home in California interviewing him while working on the Agency's official history of the CIA-supported pacification programs. I saw him only once in Virginia, when our mutual friend, AID man John O'Donnell, hosted a party for him, a deeply nostalic event for all concerned.

Chau has always remained, for me, the model of a Vietnamese patriot and hero.

Thanh Le

July 10, 2020

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