|By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-43-253.balt.east.verizon.net - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 5:12 pm: Edit Post|
1971: Alan A. Kusunoki served in Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan beginning in 1971
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alan A. Kusunoki can be contacted at akusunokiacfadharvarddedu
Host Country: Afghanistan
Training Group Name: Cycle 9
City (or cities) you served in: Kabul, Afghanistan
Year you began your peace corps service: 1971
Year you completed your peace corps service: 1972
Peace Corps Work Description:
Building engineer: helped to write the first Building Code for Afghanistan.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married to an Afghan girl whom I met while serving; became a registered professional engineer (PE) in civil and structural engineering; did consulting engineering for 20+ years and then joined the Smithsonian Observatory in Hawaii.
Anything else you would like people to know about your peace corps service:
Still the best thing I decided to do, somewhat on the spur of the moment.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
What an experience! My wife and I plan to look into rejoining after we retire.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
RPCVs Edward Henry, Tom Sonnemann, et al from Cycle 9. RPC Staff Bob Bonnin.
Originally posted: June 13, 2001
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|By Joe C. Rice (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 10:19 pm: Edit Post|
Hi, my name is Joe C. Rice and I served in Afghanistan in 1971-72. You mentioned in your message that you took a job in Hawaii at the Smithsonian Observatory. Are you still there? I live in Honolulu and work at Mid-Pacific Institute.