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1966: Alfred C. Webber, Jr. served in Togo in Sokode beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alfred C. Webber, Jr. can be contacted at awebberjraaoldcom
Country of Service: Togo
Training Group: Fisheries 66
Cities you served in: Sokode
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: design fishery stations upcountry for pondculture
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
practiced architecture for 25 years, with a year in Nigeria for their
government in charge of government staff housing. Professional portrait
and architectural photography since 1990.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I was in Togo for just six weeks in 1966 before suffering a nervous
breakdown and being returned to the States. The Peace Corps was and is
the best single thing I ever did in my life: it taught me to respect other
nations, their people and their culture and to appreciate the beauty in all
peoples, acknowledging the youth of our own nation.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
M. Frederic Body Lawson of Lome, Togo, our Togolese trainer who worked
with us in Norman, Oklahoma in 1966, and then directed our fisheries
program in Togo from 1966-1968. I did visit him in 1975 when I drove over
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Stay in love with your home country and spread the word. You are rare.
Even with increased tourism and study abroad programs, few Americans
will ever live with the people of a third-world nation as you have. You have
almost certainly seen a beauty of spirit, community and sharing that will
lift like fog once home. Apply what you know and make our world better so
more Americans will understand. Fly the UN flag a bit more. Stay in touch
with the world you left behind. Be active in your Friends Of community and
listen to the stories of the other RPCVs...to expand your own global
awareness. Each perspective is unique...but stem all from the same blue
Originally posted: January 30, 2002
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