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1973: Tom Newcomb served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua in San Lucas beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tom Newcomb can be contacted at tnukemathurstondcom
Country of Service: Nicaragua
Training Group: Basico IV
Cities you served in: San Lucas
Arrival Year: 1973
Departure Year: 1976
Work Description: First Basic Grains, then Silo construction
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
I extended one year to work in Tapatoca, Honduras 1975-1976. I built
a 100 ton grain silo modeled after an experimental 50 ton one built in
Nicaragua at PC Honduras request
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I 'adopted two godkids when in the PC, and kept up with them, visiting
them in 1986 and in January 2001. I volunteer with the Santo Tomas
sister city assn here in Olympia. The assn has built a clinic,
workhouse, potable water, garden, etc in Sto. Tomas.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps volunteers I met while down in my old area last year
have changed. They barricade themselves behind barred windows
and doors, do not tend to mingle with host country nationals and
some appear quite aloof. Not the drive there once was. More of a
ticket to a better job once they get out.
Originally posted: January 4, 2002
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1973; Peace Corps Nicaragua; Directory of Nicaragua RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Nicaragua RPCVs
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