Dear Mr. Barnhart

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Somalia: Directory of Somalia RPCVs: 1966: Christopher E. Barnhart served in Somalia in Mogadishu, Mubarak, El Bur, Dusa Mareb beginning in 1966 : Dear Mr. Barnhart

By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:33 am: Edit Post

We have been asked to post a message to Christopher Barnhart:

Hello Mr. Barnhart,

I just saw the information about your work as a peace corps volunteer in Somalia from the internet.

I was 10 years old kid when you were in the town of El Bur in central Somalia building a school there. People in El Bur still talk about you and the great job you did in building the school.

I am happy to tell you that the building is still as good as the day you finished and is in use today. It was renovated several times but the structure is still the same. I will try to send you current pictures of it. Everyone in El Bur is very appreciative of what you did. I also remember, that you left El Bur soon after the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Most Somali people old enough to remember still fondly talk about the peace corps, the Kennedys', and the much admired USA. Unfortunately now it is a different story.

Anyway, it is great to find your contact information and I wish you and your family well. On behalf of all El Bur-ners I want to say THANKS.

Here I will attach pictures of El Bur taken in 2005.


Adam Egal

wushaaqo AT hotmail DOT com

By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:39 am: Edit Post

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