Antofagasta RPCVs: Did you ever work in or around Antofagasta while you were serving in the Peace Corps in Chile?

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By Admin1 (admin) ( on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:00 pm: Edit Post

My Peace Corps service in Antofagasta
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By Donald L. Richardson ( - on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 6:25 am: Edit Post

The first group of PCVs in Antofogasta arrived in 1962 and included Marcy Carroll (R.I.P.), Tony Picariello, Nelson Black and myself, Don Richardson. I worked with the Fishermans Coop, Tony had the pleasure of working with the Garbage collectors coop, Nelson and Marcy worked with another coop of which I cannot remember the name.

The most memorable experience was attending the first anniversary of the Garbage collectors coop. Location: of course at the dump. As we drive up in our jeep and motorcycle with a side car, we see the President of the coop. leaning against a pile of bones with his face totally covered with flies. The coop women prepared sangria and small cakes. The sangria had flies floating in the jar and each cake had at least a dozen flies enjoying the frosting.

By P. Thomas Carroll ( on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:12 pm: Edit Post

Don and all,

I'm Marcy Carroll's little brother Tommy. If you knew her back in 1963, she may have mentioned me. I now go by the much stuffier "P. Thomas Carroll." I've read in our local paper recently that the Peace Corps is seeking information about early PCVs, so I just finished contacting a nearby friend who is a PCV from a later time to see if I could help out about telling you all what you want to know about Marcy. Then I Googled around and found this site.

I'd be happy to fill people in on Marcy's life as best I can. As most of you who were in Chile with her probably know, she drowned very tragically on vacation on Monhegan Island, Maine, on 10 September 1968, age 28. She was taking a break between finishing up a stint in a "neighborhood house" in a low income area in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and the beginning of graduate study in sociology at the University of Connecticut.

I now live in upstate New York. Mailing address is P. Thomas Carroll, 99 23rd St, Troy, NY 12180-1913. Email is Personal web site is

Hope that helps.

Tom Carroll

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