Messages, Questions or Announcements for Afghanistan RPCVs

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By caryn giles lawson on Friday, September 21, 2001 - 4:47 pm: Edit Post

I was surprised to see no comments from RPCV's who served in Afghanistan. What do you think of the current possibility of attacks on Afghanistan? What are your Afghan friends saying? I have spoken to a few Afghans, now residing in the US, who think this might be the only way to get rid of the Taliban. Even if many innocent people are killed they feel that the survivors would then have a chance to rebuild a peaceful Afghanistan witha more moderate government.

By Faye Cochran on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 7:24 pm: Edit Post

I wish to thank you for your dedication to our country. Leaving your families and friends is a difficult task. I cannot thank you enough for giving of your time and going into dangerous situations to protect our freedom.
An American Citizen from Reading, Pennsylvania.

By Thomas E. OConnor ( on Friday, December 26, 2003 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

Good evening. My name is Tom O'Connor and I have just returned from Northern Afghanistan where I was working as a consultant on the reconstruction of the country's natural gas supply and distribution system. In the course of this work, I met an Afghani colleague, named GULOM ALI GEOSHAN who would very much like to make contact with a Peace Corp Volenteer named ALBERTO NIEUDAR, who taught him twelth grade English in Mazar el-Sharif in 1966-67.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyabody knows Mr. Nieudar's contact points, if they could let me know by email. I will likely be going back to Mazar el-Sharif in January or February and would like to pass on any information that I can find about mr. Nieudar.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Thomas E. O'Connor
December 26, 2003
Cairo, Egypt

By Abdul Jabarkhail ( - on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 2:56 pm: Edit Post

Dear All,

My name is Abdul Fatah Jabarkhail and I came to America 20 days ago. I am from Afghanistan and I have a request to find RPCVs who knew my father (see names below).

My father Abdul Ghafar had very good friends during the 1965 and around in Peace Cops volunteers. And after they left the Afghanistan my father lost their address since we didn't have a good postal system and they didn't allow you to send letters to America and he was fired from Job because he had American friends.

If you ask me why I am here in America this is all because of these Peace Corps volunitees.
They taught English to my father and my father thought English to me. All my Eglish languge professors are suprised how I have leared the American English accent.

I am searching for my father friends and I am writting down their names, if you know please give their information if not, please give an other email address I should contact to to find these kind people. This is will very kind of you. The below is my father email that I copied to you for your information.

My father gave me the names of Peace Corps valunteers who were my friends in Jalalabad.

1-James Edward Miclore My English teacher at Nangrahar Boy Lycee from 1965-1967.

2-Ms.Kathie Little, English teacher at Nagnrahar Teacher Training High Collage (DMA) Darul Malimeen form 1966-1968 kived close to the big ditch and Darmsal.Lolandi ba tarafi pulli behsood..akheri kouchi tTariqishan.

3- Mr.Mark Robert Ankerberg English Teacher at (DMA) and Chairman of the Peace Corps Valunteers from 1967-1969 in Jalalabad. Gave me his dog whom they calld Farooq.

4-Suesi Maquire, English teacher at Allayee Girl Lycee close friends of Kathie Little, lived there from 1967- 1969.

5- Loui Cornalissis My English teacher in boys high school from 1967- 1970.

6. John Nemith English teacher at Nangrahar Medical University close friends of Mark.

All of them were my friends and helped mt to learn english, but among them Katie Little Mark James Edward(Bob) and lowi helped much.
My best friend were Kathie Little ,Mark R Ankerberg with whom I spent most of my time to learn English. I hope you help me to find those above people if you can't or don't know, please let me or give an email address to contact to to find these kind people.

Waiting for your kind reply. Thank you very much for cooperations in advance.

Sincerly yours,
Abdul Fatah Jabarkhail

By Katharyn Quintanilla ( - on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 3:00 pm: Edit Post

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc., an international development consulting firm specializing in legal and judicial reform, is recruiting candidates for a new Rule of Law Program in Afghanistan. The program objective is to rebuild the justice sector in order to make it functional, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the people of Afghanistan, and create a legal environment of respect for rule of law. Candidates for 1-3 year technical assistance assignments should have knowledge of Afghanistan, prior work experience in the region or similar development environments, and technical skills in one or more of the following areas:

Legal/legislative drafting
Legal education/training
Court administration
Civil society capacity building
Informal/non-traditional justice systems
Logistics management/contract administration

Please contact Katharyn Quintanilla ( for further information.

By Joseph Gerace ( - on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 8:09 am: Edit Post

Hello RPCVs from Afghanistan,

My name is Joseph Gerace. I served in the Peace Corps from 1971 to 1974. I would like to make contact with former volunteers of that era, especially those from my cycle.

By Nasim ( - on Sunday, July 03, 2005 - 6:46 pm: Edit Post

My name is nasim. I had engilsh teachers in Roshan High School in Laghman (1972-76). Their names were Mark and Steve. I love to talk with them.

By Barbara Garner ( - on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 4:32 pm: Edit Post

EDC is looking for a literacy team leader for a program in Afghanistan. The job runs from January-July 2006. Although the job posting says applications are being accepted through October 12, they are extending the deadline. The job description is posted at
For more information, contact Barbara Garner at

By chuck kogon ( - on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 4:38 pm: Edit Post

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Jalalabad from 1970-1971. I taught English at Nangrahar Lycee. I lived behind the medical school in a large compound with three other volunteers. I think of my experiences in Afghanistan often and wonder what happened to some of my old students. If anyone has any info about some of the Lycee students during this period of time, please respond. I would very much be interested in hearing some news.

By carlos ( - on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 8:22 pm: Edit Post


Dear Folks

I have been trying to locate a missing who served in Heart, Afghanistan in the late 60s and early 70s as an US Peace Corps Volunteer. In that period his name was Bob (Robert) Hall and he was about 25 years old then. I think he was from Washington State?? He was an architect by profession. He did a lot of good work for Heart among them he designed and built (personally) a Tourist Office. Unfortunately, he fell ill shortly after the building completed.
I have been trying to locate him for over two years and have failed to date.
Your assistance would be appreciated.


By Jerry Hyde on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 3:45 pm: Edit Post

Hello to all Afghanistan RPCVs:

I am looking for Norm and DeeDee Harris, who served in the PC in Afghanistan sometime during the period of 1973 and 1976. I understand that they got divorced after leaving the corps.

If you have any information about how I might contact either of them, I would very much appreciate your help. I was a friend of DeeDee's since high school, and went to their wedding in 1972 (in Malibu) before they joined the Peace Corps. Since then, we have been out of touch. My address for Norm's father is obselete. Any ideas you have would be appreciated. Many Thanks!

Jerry Hyde
P.O. Box 55
St. Helena, CA 94574
PH: (707) 963-4463
FAX:(707) 963-7959

By h.g.ahmadzai on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 6:28 am: Edit Post

we are looking for people to help us with the afghan kuchi's

By Norman Harris ( - on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 2:02 pm: Edit Post

Jerry - This is Norman. I can be reached at

I presently live in the UK, near Oxford:

Norman Harris
TreeTops, Watts Green
Chearsley, Bucks. HP18 0DD UK

Tel: +44 1844 208 495

By Diane Schaefer ( - on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 7:16 pm: Edit Post

Carla Grissmann is looking for Bonnie and Randy who were in Ishkashim around '73-'75. Will anyone knowing how to contact them please write me, Diane Schaefer, at

By nancy cunningham on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - 9:01 pm: Edit Post

Friends of Afghnistan will host a dinner Saturday evening, September 22, in Washington, DC. For information on the dinner, and also the Country of Service Update that afternoon, contact Nancy Cunningham at

By Paul Ludden on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 5:41 pm: Edit Post

Dear persons,
I am an educator, interested in organizing a project to aid indigenous Afganistan students who may be about the serious study of music. Specifically, I may be able to provide some relief in terms of funds, instruments, instructional materials, and other encouragements to struggling programs that are currently teaching students to play string instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass) and fostering orchestral ensembles.
Can you help steer me in a direction that would result in names of such programs, if any at all exist at the troubled present? I currently work with a tremendous program with students that may be very interested in helping these youngsters to have something truly wonderful in their lives.
Thank you very much, Paul Ludden

Paul Ludden, Composer
Conductor of Orchestras
Director of Theoretical Studies in Music
The Harvard-Westlake School
Los Angeles, California 91604

By Mike Warwick on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

I am a 63 year old retired computer technician.
Skills include repair, build from scratch, install any Windows OS and/or application(s).

Can function as an instructor in basic, intermediate and advanced application(s) and operation(s) with the Intel CPU powered series of desktops/laptops.

Any suggestions as to a need for this?

By Susan Long Callahan on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 11:52 am: Edit Post

I would love to hear from anyone who served in Afghanistan 1969-70 (I believe we were group 16). I taught English at the Bamian Boys' Lycee and lived in one of the teahouses on the main street in front of the Big Buddha. Now in the Washington D.C. area recovering from a lung transplant; hope to go overseas again next year (husband former USIA, now State Department). Afghanistan and PC colleagues very much on my mind these days ... have lost touch with all.

By Maria Beebe ( - on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 12:27 am: Edit Post

Hi, I served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and currently work with the Center to Bridge the Digital Divide at Washington State University . We are currently implementing a NetTel@Africa training program in ICT policy and regulation in Africa . In partnership with the US State Department (contact person: Julie Cooper , we are planning on building capacity in ICT policy, regulation, and applications that will likely involve some universities in Africa as well as the U.S. to work with public and private sector in Afghanistan. We believe there are educators in the US (returned Peace Corps Volunteers) who speak one of the major languages spoken in Afghanistan who also have experience with ICTs and who might be interested in a short assignment in Kabul. Subject to availability of funding, if you are interested in exploring this idea further, let us know ASAP.
You can email me, copy Julie Cooper or call me at 509 358-7947.

By Jonathan C. ( on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 1:10 am: Edit Post

When I go to the Peace Corps website, it does not indicate that the Peace Corps are active in Afghanistan. If the Peace Corps indeed are active in Afghanistan, I am very interested in going there through Peace Corps. Could somebody please help me?


By Admin1 (admin) ( on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 5:27 pm: Edit Post

Dear Jonathon C.

The Peace Corps left Afghanistan in 1979.

Best Regards,


By charlesarnold ( on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 9:40 pm: Edit Post

Greetings mature, balding and grey Peace Corps Volunteers!

Are you ready to fly the Neither/Nor Otter Corps again?

By Anonymous ( - on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 2:58 am: Edit Post

Hi Ken! I think that I found You. Most greetings!Barbara from Poland Zywiec.

By username ( - on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 3:02 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps Afghanistan volunteers, staff and friends from 1974-79, we are currently compiling a contact list for a reunion. Please help us by sending current contact information for yourself and anyone else you know who may be interested in this event to: or go to

Khoda fez and hope to hear from you soon,
Caryn Giles Lawson
Kabul 1977-79

By Jay ( - on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 5:23 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps Group. Contact

By Mike Rostron ( - on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 3:46 pm: Edit Post

I am interested in making contact with anyone who I knew back in 1973 in Kabul, especially Keith Heldenbrand, or John Mizell. I recently posted some pictures on my website here:
I think it was cycle 15.
You may contact me through my website.

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