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1966: Mike Watson served in Iran in Bam beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Watson can be contacted at watsons002ahawaiidrrdcom
Country of Service: Iran
Training Group: Austin, Texas
Cities you served in: Bam
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After Peace Corps service my wife (Sarah Jane) and I began teaching in Nanakuli and working in the Hawaiian community. I'm now retired and heavily involved in racing outrigger canoes. Sarah is still teaching here in Waianae. Our son is a professional surfer, and our daughter is entering law school.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I was greatly saddened when I heard about the recent earthquake that destroy the city where we served (Bam). Looking at pictures of the devastation I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the teachers and students we knew 35 years ago. I think about the easy way in which we traveled through the world in those days (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan) and think about all we have lost in the last few years. We need another JFK in the White House, not another Bush.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from our training group (the one's who were shot at from the tower in Austin).
Originally posted: April 25, 2004
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