|By Admin1 (admin) (ppp-70-245-26-66.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 6:34 am: Edit Post|
1966: Matias Benedicto served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica in Guapiles beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Matias Benedicto can be contacted at ebenediahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Costa Rica
Cities you served in: Guapiles
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
I am writing this for my father. He was a Peace Corps volunteer and community builder in Guapiles in the 60's. He now has Alzhiemers Disease and finally after 40 years he's coming back. I was wondering if anyone could help me plan the adventure to Guapiles and help gear me towards the right direction.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married a Mexican woman so she could stay in the states, my mother. They've been married and happy ever since. They had 2 daughters and now have 4 grandchildren. He worked as a social worker for the elderly, ER social worker and the housing authority. His desire to help others has never failed.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
He loved it, he only talks about the experience with joy and nostalgia.
Originally posted: January 10, 2007
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|By RogerJohnDavis (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 11:19 pm: Edit Post|
I was in the US Army with your Dad. We went the the Artillery AIT at Ft.Sill OK in the Spring of 1968 and then were in the Field Artillery OCS class 2-69 starting in August of 1968. We graduated in Jan 1969 and met again in 1969 when we were both assigned to the B Battery, 5th Battalion 22nd Artillery first station in Ban Me Thout and then the unit was moved to a new Fire Base located outside of Song Mao. Because his name came first (B before D) he was the Executive Officer and I was the Assistant Executive Officer. We often talked about his Peace Corps experience during the year we served in VietNam together
I just found this posting 3 March 2013. If he is still with you please let him know I have been looking for him.
Please contact me at my email address.