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1965: Ira H. Gibel served in R. of Panama in Panama City beginning in 1965
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ira H. Gibel can be contacted at pinetr32ahotmaildcom
Country of Service: R. of Panama
Training Group: Panama #9
Cities you served in: Panama City
Arrival Year: 1965
Departure Year: 1967
Work Description: "AB" Generalist....wrestling coach, p.e.teacher etc.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked as a Health Education Teacher - 33 years, varsity wrestling
coach, tennis and football coach. Married 34 years to Roselyn. Two
boys, one (31) is a JAG attorney for the Navy stationed in Norfolk, Va.
The other (28) is working for the State Dept. and is currently studying
Mandarin in Taipei.
I retired from teaching in Long Island, 3 years ago and moved to the
mountains of Arizona. We have a beutiful home, two horses, and a
very active life hiking in the surrounding mountains and being
involved in our small community. I am also a member of the county
Search and Rescue squad.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Was one of the most profound experiences of my life.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I have a PC directory and will be sending some emails to some old
pals I haven't heard from in years...
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Don't be too discouraged if change comes slowly...but don't give up
Originally posted: January 4, 2002
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