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1965: Cal Jones served in Guinea in Siguiri beginning in 1965
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Cal Jones can be contacted at zzzzjonesahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Guinea
Training Group: ??? forget: trained two summers (Dartmouth in '64 & Canada in '65)
Cities you served in: Siguiri
Arrival Year: 1965
Departure Year: 1966
TEFL & Math teacher; also helped an RCA radio engineer (contract AIDE?) build a radio antenna for the airport
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
When Peace Corps expelled from Guinea, I re-upped for two more years in Togo (Mango)... TEFL, Math, Sports teacher.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to USA in 1968,just after MLK and RFK assasinations, Law school in Wash.DC, returned to my home in Southern California, career prosecutor for San Bernardino County, retired last year, been remodeling my home since... some travel (Spain, Mexico)
Ten years after returning to the USA, married a Canadian volunteer teacher I that I met in Togo. She went on from Togo, served also in Chad and Papua New Guinea... then we married and she also became a lawyer.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
A 24/7 job, the most exhilerating time in my life... never have fully readjusted to USA... ready to re-up.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Clarice Shead... I still have some pix to send to her; Chad Wright; George Bunce; Mitch?, anyone else... lots of others... the names escape me.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Resist entirely any tendency to shy away from integrating back into USA... be loud, reconnect in US and continue pursuing the same goals... let your Peace Corps experience rub off on others and bring knowledge and understanding of the third world to all Americans (just as you allowed your knowledge and understanding of the USA to rub off on those you worked with in Africa).
Originally posted: October 2, 2004
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