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1969: Gary E Wasson served in Venezuela in San Cristobal beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Gary E Wasson can be contacted at gwassonagrandwaynedcom
Country of Service: Venezuela
Training Group: Municipal Management II
Cities you served in: San Cristobal
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1970
Work Description: Worked with local govt. to establish planning office
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Was drafted immediately upon return to US. Served in West Berlin.
Have been in local government in Fort Wayne for last 28 years.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Great growing anf leaning experience
Originally posted: January 3, 2002
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|By Andy Bell (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 05, 2021 - 2:18 pm: Edit Post|
Hi, Gary. I'm Andy Bell, a volunteer who was in Municipal Management II. I stayed in Venezuela for a year and a half, working as a city engineer in Cagua, Estado Aragua. There was an appeal for engineers serving in Latin America to help out with reconstruction and rehabilitation following a serious earthquake in Peru (7.9 magnitude on May 31, 1970 - about 70,000 fatalities). I signed up for that effort and was in Peru for a year and a half. The extra year allowed me to avoid the draft by getting a high enough number in the draft pool for 1972.
I just found about about Peace Corps Online by tracking down a volunteer I shared a house with in Peru. I have to say I can't picture you, but I certainly recognize your name.
I live in Pebble Beach, California, am married and have a daughter and a grandson. I'm a retired civil engineer and spent almost all of my working career in water resources.
If you wish to communicate, please send me a message.