1983: Charles Mead McCoy III served in Republic of Cameroon in Fundong beginning in 1983

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Cameroon: Directory of Cameroon RPCVs: 1983: Charles Mead McCoy III served in Republic of Cameroon in Fundong beginning in 1983

By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-70-240-139-65.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 7:32 am: Edit Post

1983: Charles Mead McCoy III served in Republic of Cameroon in Fundong beginning in 1983

1983: Charles Mead McCoy III served in Republic of Cameroon in Fundong beginning in 1983

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Charles Mead McCoy III can be contacted at cm2iiiayahoodcom

Country of Service: Republic of Cameroon

Training Group: Fishculture

Cities you served in: Fundong

Arrival Year: 1983

Departure Year: 1985

Work Description:

Fish pond extension, construction and harvest management.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Master's degree completed in 1999 at SUNY Oneonta.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

An experience I value greatly.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Kate Phillips, Ken Cook, Richard Bradock, Lois Wallace and Tom McMakin.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

To quote N. Young: "It's better to burnout, then to fade away." or stated more simple " Rust never sleeps."

Originally posted: May 16, 2004

Looking for another volunteer who served with this Group?

If you know this volunteer or someone from his or her group and are looking to reconnect with them,
leave a message above where it says "Create New Conversation."

If this is your profile, post any additions, updates or corrections to your profile below where it says "Add a Message."

RPCVs: To add your own RPCV profile click here.

The Peace Corps Library Date: March 17 2005 No: 499 The Peace Corps Library
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related stories in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about what RPCVs with your same interests or from your Country of Service are doing today.

 Main Logo

By Anonymous (ipn36372-c63554.cidr.lightship.net - on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 1:07 pm: Edit Post

charles mead mccoy III is my father.
or so says my birth certificate.
i will never really know him, and i will never realy know why
he is the way he is.
my mother always said i was like him, but she never ment well by that.
as a young child, i had already formed anymosity towards my father.
i never understood the way he hurt my mother.
18 years of age now, and i can hardly touch a memory with him in it.
in 9th grade, after finding an elephant hair bracelet in the attic, i remembered that my father had been a member of the peace corps. in an attempt to find a connection with someone i never knew, i decided to join the peace corps. even if i never find the courage to know my father, i will keep my promise to myself of joining the peace corps. if i have to end end up like him, i would like it to be the best of him. he may not have been the best father or husband, but intelligent he had a wealth of, and that is the a trait i can aspire to, compassion however, he may never learn. that i learned from my mother.

By CLC ( on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 10:41 pm: Edit Post

Dear child. Your father is intelligent, that is a given. If that is the trait you take forth, be happy! Your father is a narcissistic and hedonistic human being and only has feelings for himself and no other. He is driven by his wants and needs only and does not have compassion or the ability to have compassion for others. It's funny to even think of him in the Peace Corps, hmm? Do not seek him out or try to understand his ways, you will only be disappointed. Trust me, knowing him will only further your sadness. I make no excuses for him, just because you are above average intellect, does not give you the right to treat people like dirt or expect things from them they are not willing to give. Good luck child, be happy and do not waste your breath thinking of what could be, instead except it for what it is.

By DavidRyan ( on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:54 am: Edit Post

Dave Ryan here...the quitter of Cameroon... Hang with me Mead. You inspired me... See you may be in Seattle?

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.