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1970: Bill Miller served in Bolivia in General Camacho & El Alto beginning in 1970
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bill Miller can be contacted at millervilleazoominternetdnet
Country of Service: Bolivia
Training Group: 42???
Cities you served in: General Camacho & El Alto
Arrival Year: 1970
Departure Year: 1971
Began in General Camacho as agricultural advisor. Transfered to El Alto to help with construction of Escuala Sandra Smith.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
After we were booted out of Bolivia by the Torres government, I was transfered to Guasdualito, Estado Apure, Venezuela. I think I left La Paz in August, 1971. Retrained in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Went to the Llanos. Left there in July of '72.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Have spent about 10 years each in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Phoenix and then Flagstaff, Arizona. Now live in Cecil County Maryland. I'm now a lifelong industrial machine mechanic. Still travel from time to time in the Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico. Jamaica this year in July! I always feel more at home on vacation "down there" than in a WalMart up here. Things look and feel more familiar and normal. Amazing.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Bolivia opened me up to the world, or better said, the hemisphere. Living in La Paz and El Alto in 70 and 71 was an experience that transformed me from an Illinois farmboy into what? I'm not sure.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any other Bolivian volunteers, recent, current or past. Venezuela, too.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Nothing that they wouldn't already know.
Originally posted: May 22, 2006
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