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1980: John B. Mitchell served in Central African Republic in Bangassou, Bouar beginning in 1980
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John B. Mitchell can be contacted at HEVSWEAT1ahvcdrrdcom
Country of Service: Central African Republic
Training Group: 1980
Cities you served in: Bangassou, Bouar
Arrival Year: 1980
Departure Year: 1982
Taught English as a second language.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I spent a lot of time being a student. I graduated from Case Western Reserve Medical School in 1991. I finished my Residence in Psychiatry at Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1996. Since then, I've been living and working in Kingston, N.Y. I work at Both hospitals in town, the Ulster County Jail, the local Alliance for Retarded Citizens and have a private practice. What really keeps my busy is my family. I'm married to Kim Scott, and we have four daughters ages 17,15, 4 and 2.
Until a few weeks ago, there was another RPCV from the C.A.R. living in town, Steve Fisher, 1981-84. (One of the few and the brave who spent a year in Obo). In Kingston he was the well-loved director of the Kingston Housing Authority. He was not willing to compromise with some shady local developers and submitted his resignation. He has taken the on the job of running the Chester, PA. Housing Authority.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I think about my experiences as a volunteer at least once or twice a day. I could not do the work I do without the patience and acceptance of people with different belief systems that had to develop to survive in the C.A.R.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any and all volunteers in the C.A.R. from 1980-83
Originally posted: July 1, 2005
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