1966: John Anderson served in Micronesia in Walung, Tafunsak, Kiti beginning in 1966

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1966: John Anderson served in Micronesia in Walung, Tafunsak, Kiti beginning in 1966

1966: John Anderson served in Micronesia in Walung, Tafunsak, Kiti beginning in 1966

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John Anderson can be contacted at counselor12721aearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Micronesia

Training Group: Kosrae, Pohnpei

Cities you served in: Walung, Tafunsak, Kiti

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description:

ESL Teacher; community organizer; language coordinator for new PCVs in country

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

I taught ESL and worked as an administrator and guidance counselor at a NYC high school for 25 years. After I retired, I worked in the field of mental health as a therapist. I have recently taken a position as Education Director of a foster care facility in Orlando, FL. I am married and have 3 children and 1 grandchild.

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

My years in the Peace Corps were formative for me, and I have always valued them beyond measure.

Originally posted: March 6, 2006

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By Ron Taulung ( on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:16 pm: Edit Post

Walung wasn't that bad hu Mr. Anderson? Well I have several questions I'd like to ask you: How many years did you actually spent in Walung? What was your local name when you were in Walung or Kosrae? Who did you stay with? and lastly, to these days, do you still remember any names of people whom you were hung out with in Walung or Kosrae?

I am currently living in Washingston State in Seattle area but I was raised in Walung. My contact number is 206-429-3164 or email me back on my email addy below.

thank you Mr. Anderson in advance for your time and cooperation on this little questionaire.

thanks kindly,

Ron Taulung

By mark Tolenoa ( on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 9:57 pm: Edit Post

Hello Mr. Anderson,
My name is Mark Tolenoa, and I wish you well during new year 2014. Allow me this opportunity to thank you for your service so long ago while in the Peace corp on the remote island of Walung from 1966-68. I can only imagine what life must have been like for you; a major cultural transitioning, adapting to a survival way of life, nevertheless, it was certainly an invaluable experienced that you probably took pride of and glad you were part of it.I was about ten years old then during your years of service in Walung.
I currently lived in Syracuse NY, originally borne and raised in Tafunsak,married w/ two grown teenagers at home,, both in high school and have already looked at colleges they wish to attend, what a big difference this makes compare to my youth; e.g., I could have never imagine considering college at this age.
I wanted to ask if you have collection of picture archives you have gathered during your service in Kosrae. I certainly appreciate it if you can share some of your picture collections should they be available.
I recently recently retired in the army after 21 years of service and have recently completed my Master Program in Criminal Justice at Boston University. I am currently exploring to pursue a 2nd Master Degree in (MSW) at Syracuse University.
I value this conversation I started here with you since you have past observations and visions reflecting cultural perspectives, then and now. It would be interesting to reflect on your opinion sometimes.
Here is my email, I would be glad to hear from you.
mark.tolenoa@us.army.mil, thanks for your time


Mark Tolenoa

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