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1973: James F. Petersen served in Dominican Republic in La Vega beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James F. Petersen can be contacted at pete49eraaoldcom
Country of Service: Dominican Republic
Training Group: Dominican ag group
Cities you served in: La Vega
Arrival Year: 1973
Departure Year: 1974
I Worked with small farmers and 5D clubs. I also played and coached on a championship rugby team in La Vega.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I had my training at Bosico in San Antonio de Belin, Costa Rica. What a great 3 months I spent in costa Rica. The climate was great and the people were even better.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I moved to Alaska in 1981. I opened a
pizza business in '86. I am now semi-retired and doing property management.
I recently filed to run for the state house of representatives here in the south side of Anchorage. It should be a challenge but that is nothing new for us RPCV'S.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I think they were some of the best days of my life! Getting to travel and live overseas was a life changing expierence. I gained self confidence and that allowed me to take the risk of moving to Alaska which has been a life changing expierence in it self.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
We had a reunion a few years ago in the DR and 9 former volunteers attended. It was great to see all of them. I want to know if anyone has a line on Neil Dingott? He was one of my trainers while in Costa Rica at Bosico. Great guy!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I think that when you get back 'home'
you should just go for it!! If you've
been able to do the volunteering you can do any thing that you set your mind to!
Originally posted: January 11, 2004
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