Barbara Christie

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Benin: Peace Corps Benin : The Peace Corps in Benin: September 20, 1975 - Dayton Daily News: RPCVs remember Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara Christie who died while serving in Benin in September, 1975 at Age 24 : Barbara Christie

By Donald Pilcher (host-64-47-138-97.masergy.com - 64.47.138.97) on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:33 pm: Edit Post

I was a volunteer in Dahomey (Benin) from 1974 to 1976. For the first and only time of my life, I experienced painful plantar warts. The Peace Corps managers and nurse in Cotonou decided to send me to see a specialist in Ghana instead of sending me to Frankfurt. Barbara Christie had been complaining of pain and fatigue and her condition was largely considered a sign of disenchantment with her post and living conditions. The Peace Corps dispatched a car and driver and sent us to Ghana. I was the last volunteer to see Barbara in Africa. She was sent to Germany after I returned to Benin. I recall hearing that Barbara's mother joined her in Germany, where Barbara passed away. She was a very sweet and funny person and I was pleased to find this reference to her service.


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