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1964: David Paul Winkelmann served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia in Cochabamba beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David Paul Winkelmann can be contacted at daviddwinkelmannayahoodcom
Country of Service: Bolivia
Training Group: Bolivia XII
Cities you served in: Cochabamba
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: University Education/Ag Extension
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Moved from Illinois to Washington, D.C., in 1967 (home in Arlington VA)to take job with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in international development; have remained in that program my whole career. Married Betty Jo Suhr in 1967, and have a daughter Jennifer and twin sons Jeffrey and Bradley.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Nothing but great memories of a fantastic experience...and one that obviously influenced my career. Many of our employees are RPCVs or former PC staff.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Dr. Michael Gold, who was also in Bolivia XII and worked in Cochabamba; was my best man at my wedding. Would enjoy hearing from others I knew there, too.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service/International Cooperation and Development hires a lot of RPCVs for international agricultural development work.
Originally posted: January 5, 2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1964; Peace Corps Bolivia; Directory of Bolivia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs
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