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1967: Patrick O'Leary served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in Binkolo-Makeni beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Patrick O'Leary can be contacted at trudyandpatanetzerodcom
Country of Service: Sierra Leone
Training Group: Tanzania XII
Cities you served in: Binkolo-Makeni
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1968
Chiefdom development-palm wine and beer tester
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I returned to Binkolo in 2003 having maintained correspondence of the chief of the area. The village was a hot spot in the war in 1997. The last house I live in while in Makeni had been burned.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a hard time but wonderful time. I was mentally exhausted when I left Lungi in 1968. The trip back in 2003 was also hard, I went pretty "bush".
Originally posted: April 5, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1967; Peace Corps Sierra Leone; Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Sierra Leone RPCVs
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