|By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 10:59 am: Edit Post|
Peace Corps Volunteer Zack Merrill dies in Mali
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|By Walter R Poirier on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 9:19 am: Edit Post|
My condolences to the Merrill family on the loss of their son. But as usual the Peace Corps is jumping to conclusions before any investigation is done. I hope the investigation isnt conducted by their IG office, but by competent investigators in conjunction with the local authorities. The Peace Corps has to stop trying to avert "bad press" before all the facts are known.
|By Sheila Poirier on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:47 am: Edit Post|
Along with my husband's condolences I offer my very deepest to the Merrill family.
As difficult as it may be at this time, I would like to advise the Merrill family to keep records of all communications, starting with the first call, to record telephone calls, to save e-mails, to get things in writing, etc.
Again, I am so very sorry to hear about your son.
|By bankass.com on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 10:56 pm: Edit Post|
Oh! To the Merrill family, I am so sorry. This is horrible. He had a great spirit I am sure and the Malian people will never forget his contribution. God Bless you, from another volunteer who served in Mali.
My contact info is as follows.
|By Marie Skertic on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 9:39 pm: Edit Post|
I was very sad to hear to Zach's death in África. It sounds as though he was well-accepted by the community and had found his niche. I certainly hope that all the facts involved in the case will come to light. I do feel that Peace Corps needs to review applicants mental health, as well as their physical health, when accepting folks as volunteers. I also feel that accepting young people right-out-of-college may not be appropriate in all cases. My prayers are with Zach's family. May the truth be known, AFTER an extensive, fair and unbiased investigation has been carried out.
|By baba (ip68-227-68-164.no.no.cox.net - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 1:03 am: Edit Post|
Dors en paix Zack.sinceres condeleances a la famille de ZAch,aux peacecorps.il est mort pour l'amour du Mali et de l'afrique laissant toute cette opulence americaine et accepter partager la souffrance des pauvres dans les pays pauvres et God bless you and your family
Malian student ,usa
|By kerrie (user-0cdvdan.cable.mindspring.com - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 7:28 pm: Edit Post|
I offer my deepest condolences to the Merrill family. I knew Zach in college and I can sincerely say that his death is a great loss to anyone who knew him. Mear words cannot express how much the world has loss upon his death.