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1995: Philip Virta served in El Salvador in Mundo Nuevo beginning in 1995
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Philip Virta can be contacted at philvirtaaaoldcom
Country of Service: El Salvador
Training Group: El Salvador II
Cities you served in: Mundo Nuevo
Arrival Year: 1995
Departure Year: 1997
Water & sanitation projects. Built and facilitated building of latrines and community wells. Health education.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Upon my return from El Salvador, I married Kristi, my lovely highschool sweetheart. I've spent the happy years since working for two companies in the information industry both in the U.S. and internationally. On March 14, 2003, Kristi and I welcomed our son Adam Keller Virta to the world.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Looking back, I get quite nostalgic for that more simple way of life. Being a volunteer was one of the best experiences of my life. I was lucky to have gotten to know and work with some great people, both PCVs and locals.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from my training group!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot
Originally posted: January 11, 2004
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