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1964: Alan M. and Beverly Dare Bertaina served in Tanzania in Bukoba beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alan M. and Beverly Dare Bertaina can be contacted at bertainaasonicdnet
Country of Service: Tanzania
Training Group: V and VII
Cities you served in: Bukoba
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: Road Construction and Teacher in Girls Upper Primary School
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
We met and were married in Bukoba in 1966; we have lived in San Francisco and Northern Calif. ever since; we have a daughter and had a son who had severe disabilities and died in 1992 at age 19; we became advocates for families with children with disabilities; Al worked an industrial engineer and I was a paralegal, we're retired now.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was the seminal experience of our lives, starting us out together and the wonderful memories helping to hold us together in bad times; it made us aware of differences/other ways of living and better able to cope with our son's disablities.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Betty Hoen, John and Barbara Rattigan, John Bush, Phyllis Whitney Bush, Ernie Farrow; all in our training groups or stationed in Bukoba
Originally posted: May 19, 2003
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