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1979: Eric Schmeckpeper served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Quezada, Jutiapa beginning in 1979
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Schmeckpeper can be contacted at e_schmeckayahoodcom
Country of Service: Guatemala
Training Group: CHP 1979-1980
Cities you served in: Quezada, Jutiapa
Arrival Year: 1979
Departure Year: 1982
INAFOR Forestry and Soil Conservation
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Still married to Debbie Maclin, 3 boys, 2 in college, 1 in HS, Now a nameless, faceless bueaurocrat with the Forest Service in the Southern Regional Office. On the plus side I cover from Texas to Puerto Rico and get to see a lot of territory and work with good people in GIS
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Still describe it as "Interesting". It ruined me for living in the states (even though I do so) as I continue to question why people here are so myopic when it comes to the rest of the world.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone in Guatemala between 1979 and 1982
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Continue to try and seek employment with the government - it is possible to make changes from within (bit, by bit, the Peace Corps Mafia will take over and bring sanity to DC
Originally posted: June 3, 2007
Peace Corps Guatemala; Directory of Guatemala RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Guatemala RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1979
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