April 26, 2003 - Wilmington Morning Star: Peace Corps, not War Corps

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Peace Corps, not War Corps

Peace Corps, not War Corps

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EDITOR: (In response to the April 18 story in the Brunswick Neighbors section "County attroney's made a life of helping others").

Finally, a breath of fresh air: Peace Corps, not War Corps. Like Huey Marshall, my son Terrence served eight years in the Peace Corps, three in Sierra Leone and five in the United States.

When he was in the fourth grade, while having a family dinner discussion on the poor people in the world, Terrence said when he graduated from college he was going in the Peace Corps. Of course, at that age it's felt that he was too young to know his future.

When he graduated from the University of Virginia, he was proud to be accepted in the Peace Corps. He spent his time in Northern Sierra Leone living in a village shack with a hole in the back yard for a bathroom.

I'm amazed at how many people, when the Peace Corps is mentioned, state, "Oh do we still have that?" or "I thought about joining."

... Thanks to Huey Marshall. The article about him was the first one I've seen on this great dedication with very little monetary rewards, just helping people with education, health, transportation, food, water, self-confidence and a better life for themselves.

... Thanks to my son, I have met many male and female Peace Corps volunteers who do much more for our country than the military and are compensated with very little. ...

Ray Ratigan

Carolina Shores

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Story Source: Wilmington Morning Star

This story has been posted in the following forums: : Headlines; COS - Sierra Leone; Speakign Out



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