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1975: James R. Thompson served in Korea in Jeom Chon beginning in 1975
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James R. Thompson can be contacted at jamesdthompsonabellsouthdcom
Country of Service: Korea
Training Group: K-35
Cities you served in: Jeom Chon
Arrival Year: 1975
Departure Year: 1977
Middle School Teacher and English Teacher Trainer
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Spent year travelling home, 4 months on Kibbutz. Went to University of Kentucky to study Agricultural Economics. Spent 2 semesters at Land Tenure Center at University of Wisconsin, finished MS at Kentucky studying small farm development. Worked in Appalachia, Grundy Virginia 2 years as Extension Agent. Went to law school at Mercer University. Have worked at BellSouth Corporation 20 years doing litigation including international arbitration. I am married with 3 kids. Have continued playing music: check out CDs on CDBaby.com "Cosmic Cabin Memories" and "Grundy Flood of '77".
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Wonderful years of my life, wonderful people. I would not have gotten into graduate school program at University of Kentucky if not for Peace Corps.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I enjoy hearing from any of the K-35s. What ever happened to Beach Vickers is he back in Afganistan? Beth Cypser Kim and Phyllis Sacks Wickman--two Kyeongsang Buk Do compatriots.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
It takes time to adjust. I enjoyed graduate school where there were other international students on AID grants.
Originally posted: May 22, 2006
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