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1966: Thomas H. Nelson served in Iran in Gonabad and Environs beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas H. Nelson can be contacted at nelsonathnelsondcom
Country of Service: Iran
Training Group: TEFL 13 (U. of Texas at Austin)
Cities you served in: Gonabad and Environs
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1969
TEFL in Gonabad; following Khorrassan earthquake of 1968 TEFL in Bedokht and Kakhk, as well as earthquake relief and reconstruction
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Am a semi-retired attorney practicing in Oregon; married (still!) to Esther (Hillila) Nelson, also an Iran PCV serving in Teheran (U. Teheran). We have two children, both in training for medical profession (doctor and nurse). Now practicing Indian (Native American) law in Northwest and representing Middle Easterners (now mostly Arabs) in disputes with U.S. Government.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Best years of my life; I loved the independence of service in a small, out-of-the-way town. I grew to love the culture and cherish the memories of those years.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from Iran TEFL 13
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I visited Afzal Vossoughi several years ago at his home in Meshed; we visited Gonabad together. He sent salaams to all his friends from training in Brattleboro.
Originally posted: January 8, 2006
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