Message Center for Somalia RPCVs

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By william kevin brown (wbrown) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

hi-i am looking for an old friend named william brown. he served in1969 in northern somalia a village called gabiley.
if you have any information or know anyone who may know him please contactme

best regards

By ABDI ( - on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 3:00 pm: Edit Post


By karim allin ( - on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 6:02 pm: Edit Post

My name is A. Allin. I am from Gabileh, Somaliland, but I live in Austin, TX now. I would love to chat with anyone who served northern Somalia in the 60's.

By Sarah ( - on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 1:02 pm: Edit Post

Are there any RPCV's from Somalia who are interested in a job working with a refugee resettlement agency in Syracuse NY? There will be a job opening in about 2 weeks!

By Abdi Aden ( - on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post

I wonder if someone could help me. I am looking for a Peace Corp teacher of mine from 1960s. He served at Ber Intermediate School, 18 miles east of Burao, between 1965 and 1966. I am sorry I know only his first name -- Gene.

He was a great teacher and I love to meet him again.

I currently live in Connecticut.

By qamasha2 ( - on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

I am looking for Stanley. He severed in the Corps in Northern Somalia in the late '60s. (Buro girls boarding school). He was the science teacher. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

By Christopher E. Barnhart (chris) on Thursday, August 09, 2001 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

Christopher E. Barnhart who served in Somalia (Somali V) from 66 to 68 and worked in the Self Help Schhool Construction Project can be e-mailed at: or or

By Ibrahim Hassan on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 2:26 pm: Edit Post

I am from North Somalia (now Somaliland) and went to Burao Day School in the 60's. I live in Norway now and sometime wondered about my old Peace Corp teachers. Two ladies were teaching us in Burao and they put up a small library in their house. My friends and I used to spend hours there. They were Marki Morgan (I think she was from St. Louis)who later moved to Obio in the south and Barbara (from Washington - I don't remember her last name).

Can they be traced? I would like to send them an e-mail of thanks.


By Maragliano Enrico on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 8:00 am: Edit Post

I foun Elisabet workin in Mogadiscio 1964/1965-
Best regards Enrico email

By Perry Taylor ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 4:03 pm: Edit Post

Dear Friends of Somalis,
I would like to send free English lessons
to anyone in Somalia. Please help by sending me
names & addresses.
Thank you,
Perry Taylor 101 CR 323, Florence, AL 35634 USA

By ABDI ( - on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 6:40 pm: Edit Post

my name is ABDI .Iam from SOMALIA,ARABSIYO.
My teacher's name JEANNE D'HAEM .It was 1968, during that time I was grade 5.

By chris collman ( - on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 6:49 pm: Edit Post

I tucked myself away in Northern NH for the last 30 years. Somalia helped me deal with basic training in Army and later helped me understand the Navajo in my upperdivison outreach. Also this experience helps me deal with Law Enforcement types in my current job. (yeah black hawk down bring tears to my eyes for reasons that have little to do with the plot).

Does anyone else still swear in Somali? Which is a good thing. I did spend 2 years in Nigeria as a PCV before Somalia so I was fortunate to see different cultures.

"The Many Mushrooms"? Any of the real group reading this? If the tapes don't crack having lived at -30 in my storage building, I think I still have some reel to reel tapes.


By elisabetta ( - on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:54 am: Edit Post

My name is Elisabetta and I was born in Chisimaio Somalia on 29th sept. 1969. I am looking for my father who I have never met. my mother luul met a man called Ron end 68/beginning 69 and they had an affair. Ron had a disabled friend called Mark and another called Bill. The peace corps lived in a house of a man called Xagi Ise where there was a cook called Umari and when she went to the sea my mother's friend Cadey cooked for them. My mother Luul is from the Barka village near Sanguni. Ron was transfered on night when my mother was 5 months pregnant and she never saw him again. I would really like to mmet my father. Please help me you can write to

By michele longino ( - on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 11:34 am: Edit Post

Hi Ray! I'm delighted to see you're alive, and would love to hear from you!

By Abel ( - on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 9:52 pm: Edit Post

I would like to hear from any of the Peace Corps'
teachers that taught in Belet Weyne middle school
between 1965 to 1969.

By quink ( - on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 3:22 pm: Edit Post

Anyone heard from Chuck Baquet since the hurricane. Last I heard, he was retired and back living in New Orleans, hence the concern. Kathleen Quinlan, Somali 3 (sort of, transferred in from Guinea). I can be reached at

By Chris Pratt-Johnson ( on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 4:25 am: Edit Post

Posted e-mail address for Linda Swanson is obsolete, would appreciate anyone who might have a current e-mail address for her. I knew her in Mogadiscio and Baidoa in 68-69 and in Peace Corps training in La Pocatiere, Canada in 1970, last heard from her after she was posted to Niger. nothing since.

By Jim Shanor ( - on Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 6:21 am: Edit Post

Still in and out of Somalia / Somaliland / Puntland. Living in Nairobi now, remarried last year, had a son 15 Jun 06. Happy Camper here. Things look grim in S.Land these days. Regards to all.

By fatma ( - on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 9:46 pm: Edit Post

I would like to get information in regard to Peace Corp teachers who taught Elementary/Intermediate School in Brava, Somalia in the years 1964 to 1969. I am especially interested to know about a teache named Mary Clune who was from Michigan.

I would appreciate getting this information.

By Susan Harrison ( - on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 6:25 pm: Edit Post

Hello. I am looking for Aileen Dower. I babysat her two little boys in the early 1970's and have wondered about them.

By jimshanor ( on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:01 am: Edit Post

Still in East Africa. Nairobi most of the time. new email is Regards to all the RPCV's and their Somali students and friends. Waa Nabaday

By Tom Felicetti ( on Friday, September 17, 2010 - 3:23 pm: Edit Post

Barbara Felicetti and I are still doing fine and living near Philadelphia. I wonder how many of our old friends from Somali 9 are on this message board.I wonder if any of our old students or our Somali language teachers are also out here. We definitely still keep up with Michelle Longino, who remains as terrific as ever. I have my PhD in Clinical Psych and run a rehab center. Barbara has her MLS in Library Science and runs her own successful business. Our son is 28 and married. Tom Felicetti

By Denis Viri (denisv) ( on Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:23 pm: Edit Post

It is early 2019 and a few of us Somalia 9ers are looking to host a reunion of our group, staff and supporters on the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing this summer. Our primary task at present is to locate former members of the Somalia 9 group, in particular Bob and Steve Abbott (not related), Mark Edwards, Rich Greene, Robert Hurley, Chuck Nelson, Mike Mahlmeister, Tom Quinn, Steve Shulman, Bill Stevenson, and Linda Swanson. Any help locating the whereabout of these individuals would be appreciated. Please email

By Sid Mohamed Bahur ( on Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:24 am: Edit Post

Hei Friende
The Bahur familly looking for...ex. Peace corps teacher..Miss Eve MaCllester from Afgoi-Somalia.1966-1969
And. Mr. Gerry Brown.
Any have information about these beloved frienda, please contact to. Mr. Sid Mohamed Bahur
Saltumvej 39,
9220 Aalborg Ýst

Or e-mail to:

Best regards.

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