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1965: Harold D. Freeman served in Ethiopia (Eritrea) in Adi Ugri (Mendefera), Addis Ababa beginning in 1965
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Harold D. Freeman can be contacted at hdfree01ahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Ethiopia (Eritrea)
Training Group: Ethi VI (UCLA, summer of '65)
Cities you served in: Adi Ugri (Mendefera), Addis Ababa
Arrival Year: 1965
Departure Year: 1967
Work Description: Taught math at St. George Secondary School
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Taught journalism in college for a year. Got drafted and sent to Vietnam, where I was a paperwork warrior. Returned to Nashville, got married. Went to Saudi Arabia to work in a hospital. Moved to Augusta, Ga., where my wife got a couple of degrees and I got a reporting job at The Augusta Chronicle. Moved to Louisville in 1978 for an editing job at The Courier-Journal; have been here ever since and am now assistant metro and suburban editor. Adopted identical twin daughters, now 22 and engaged. All told, have visited 25 countries; haven't yet reached South America. I do a bit of volunteer work with the RPCV group here and remain interested in languages and people from other places.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Still worth more than any masters' degree I could have gotten in the same two years.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Larry Johnson, Joan Means, rest of the Adi Ugri crew.
Originally posted: March 31, 2003
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