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1964: Fred Wallace Bohman served in El Salvador in Santa Anna, Santa Tecla etc. beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Fred Wallace Bohman can be contacted at fredbohmanagmaildcom
Country of Service: El Salvador
Training Group: El Salvador 4
Cities you served in: Santa Anna, Santa Tecla etc.
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Developed Rural Youth Agricutural Programs with the 4H. I had been in country one year when I re-injured my ankle.( First time was the last week in training) Serious enough to need a tendon transplant. I returned after operation as a non corp member to Guatemala where I worked with a non profit non religious foundation doing agricultural and community development work among the native peoples in the highlands. I was director of that foundation for 10 years.
Currently owner of a Company that produces nutritional products utilizing grains found in Ecuador Bolivia and Peru.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
PR. Camp Radley
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Have live and worked in almost all countries in latin America after leaving the Corp. Taught at Brigham Young University in the College of Health and Human Performance Have a Doctorate in Nutrition and work on nutrition related issues with native peoples.Still work with many non profit agencies in supporting their work in Latin America.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a good start and would not be where I am at today had I not taken the first step. It sure changed my attitude about who I was and my responsibility towards others.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who served in the area that might have trained at Radley.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Do not sit back and let the world go by. We did it once and there is still plenty of work to accomplish. Age is not a limiting factor.
Originally posted: March 17, 2005
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