Thinking of Wilburn

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Senegal: Peace Corps Senegal : The Peace Corps in Senegal: August 26, 1973 - Dayton Daily News: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Wilburn Johnson who died while serving in Senegal in August, 1973 at Age 25 : Wilburn Johnson: Thinking of Wilburn

By Bob Carey ( - on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:12 pm: Edit Post

One of the greatest joys of my time at Gannon was knowing and playing with Wilburn. The pure joy of being part of some of his outrageous hijinx. I smile when I think of him and Tevis and how they would play off of each other. My sister Jane and I often talk of Wilburn. My wife Alice and I hold him out as one of our folk heros. It seemed as though he could get away with just about anything. His energy and joy that he gave others were also boundless. I love having known him for that much too short of time.

Bob Carey

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