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1968: David Funnell served in Brazil in Santarém do Pará, Belém do Pará, Aldeia Taunay, Município de Aquidauana, MTS beginning in 1968
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David Funnell can be contacted at daveaenstrumentsdcom
Country of Service: Brazil
Training Group: Aug. - Dec. 1968, East L.A.
Cities you served in: Santarém do Pará, Belém do Pará, Aldeia Taunay, Município de Aquidauana, MTS
Arrival Year: 1968
Departure Year: 1971
Rural Public Health Education & Community Development (Santarém)
Indigenous Socioeconomic Conflict Study (MTS)
Long-Range Forecasting for Basic Foods Sector (IDESP, Belém)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Graduate Study at Cornell for M.A. (1976, Anthropology) and dissertation research abroad under Fulbright-Hays grant (1976-78) in Município de Monte Alegre. Dissertation incomplete.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
That was the beginning of my breaking out of the mold of academia: after another 30 years of working with my hands I feel it's actually possible to have a truly non-academic world-view. Thanks to C.S. Lewis and his life masterpiece, "The Discarded Image" that no anthropologist should be allowed to graduate from college without.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Betsy Davis, Martin Dooley, Marvin Feit and Dick Wingfield
Originally posted: July 4, 2004
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|By Larry Carter (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:12 pm: Edit Post|
I am one of Dick Wingfield's two younger brothers-we also had two sisters. Our parents died in 1957 and we were raised and then adopted by our Aunt and Uncle. The adoption became effective after Dick had left for college so he kept his birth name of Wingfield, while the rest of us took our uncle's last name.
Dick died very young in a car accident in 1974--less than five years after returning from the Peace Corps. He were separated by only 18 months in age, were very close growing up, and shared many experiences. He wrote me many letters while he was in Brazil, which I would love to have the opportunity to discuss those with you.
Larry G. Carter