|By Gerry Cohen on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 3:23 am: Edit Post|
A friend of mine Charles (Charlie) Dean graduated from the University of
North Carolina in 1972. He worked full-time for the McGovern campaign in
the fall of 1972. He told his chief co-worker in the McGovern campaign
that he had been accepted into the Peace Corps in Nepal, but had taken a
six-months deferment to work in the campaign. In late 1974, on his way
from Vientane, Laos to Nepal he was captured by the Pathet Lao and
killed in December of that year.
In 1974 I saw a letter Charlie wrote in the summer of 1974 asking that
an absentee ballot be sent to him in Kathmandu, Nepal. I am almost
positive Charlie mentioned the Peace Corps in that letter. Some press
reports have stated Charlie was on his way to visit a Peace Corps friend
in Nepal when he died.
Charlie's brother is former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.
Is there any way I can find out whether Charlie HAD been accepted into
the Peace Corps in Nepal in 1972, and whether he ever served there,
and/or WHO the volunteer was he was going to visit in the summer of 1974.?