Directory of Afghanistan RPCVs

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Returned Volunteers who served in Peace Corps Afghanistan

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By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 9:04 am: Edit Post

Frank Brechin who served in Afghanistan
from
62 to 64 and worked in Transport & Shop Management
can be e-mailed at brechinacompuservedcom



Janet Kutny who served in Afghanistan
from
62 to 65 and worked in Health
can be e-mailed at jkkblondeaaoldcom



Richard C. David {Dick} who served in Afghanistan
from
63 to 65 and worked in Printing - Min
can be e-mailed at ferret40aaoldcom



Rigamonti, June Wakefield who served in Afghanistan
from
63 to 65 and worked in education
can be e-mailed at rigamonjaspringdbranchdisddtenetdedu



nancy s cunningham who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 66 and worked in education
can be e-mailed at nancyscamindspringdcom



Nancy S. Cunningham who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 66 and worked in health
can be e-mailed at nancyscamindspringdcom



Betsy Thomas Amin-Arsala who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 67 and worked in TEFL
can be e-mailed at Caravan44aAOLdcom



William Loughner who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 67 and worked in education
can be e-mailed at loughneralibrisdlibsdugadedu



Pat Emmert who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 67 and worked in education
can be e-mailed at Pat_Emmertahotmaildcom



Stuart M. Schmidt who served in Afghanistan
from
65 to 67 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at V5149EaVMdTempledEdu



John Gilligan who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 68 and worked in Accounting
can be e-mailed at JohnGilliganaCompuservedcom



Mary Gabardi who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 68 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at mgabardiaumd5dumddedu



Don Sauer who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 68 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at tahlersamailbagdcom



Artis Mary L. Spriggs who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 69 and worked in Smallpox/Health
can be e-mailed at bellartapacificdnet



Beryl Brinkman who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 69 and worked in Health
can be e-mailed at brinkmanaponddnet



Beryl Brinkman who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 69 and worked in Health
can be e-mailed at WCascadeaaoldcom



Beryl Brinkman who served in Afghanistan
from
67 to 69 and worked in smallpox eradication
can be e-mailed at wcascadeaaoldcom

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 9:04 am: Edit Post

Patricia Gelhaus Mittendorff who served in Afghanistan
from
68 to 70 and worked in Smallpox eradication, TEFL
can be e-mailed at 72134d1216acompuservedcom



Charlene Keeling McGrath who served in Afghanistan
from
68 to 71 and worked in Health-Smallpox vaccinator
can be e-mailed at charlene_mcgrathahotmaildcom



Francine (Williams) Gruhn who served in Afghanistan
from
69 to 70 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at Frangnaaoldcom



Beverly Cooper who served in Afghanistan
from
69 to 71 and worked in secretary
can be e-mailed at bevcooperusaanetscapednet



Ron Milos who served in Afghanistan
from
69 to 71 and worked in TFEL
can be e-mailed at rmilosavnetdibmdcom



Bill Mittendorff who served in Afghanistan
from
69 to 72 and worked in TEFL, Food for Work
can be e-mailed at 72134d1216acompuservedcom



Ken Alyta who served in Afghanistan
from
70 to 72 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at alytaaattdcodkr



Alan A. Kusunoki who served in Afghanistan
from
71 to 72 and worked in engineering
can be e-mailed at akusunokiacfadharvarddedu



Tom Schillinger who served in Afghanistan
from
71 to 73 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at tom623astargatednet



Mark Ice who served in Afghanistan
from
71 to 74 and worked in TEFL, and new PCV training (3rd year)
can be e-mailed at markiceaform-netdcom



Dennis Ruf who served in Afghanistan
from
71 to 74 and worked in Education/Poultry production
can be e-mailed at therufsagatewaydcom



sally ruf who served in Afghanistan
from
71 to 74 and worked in education
can be e-mailed at therufsagatewaydcom



Roger Pierson who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 73 and worked in FFW
can be e-mailed at rogpieacnnwdnet



Don Hanna who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 74 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at dehannaafacstaffdwiscdedu



George & Diana Deshaies who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 74 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at deshaiesaacsudbuffalodedu



Jim Mathewson who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 74 and worked in Food for Work
can be e-mailed at jem0849aionetdnet



Kevin A. Angle who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 74 and worked in Health
can be e-mailed at KAngle2233aaoldcom

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 9:05 am: Edit Post

Kevin McNamara who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 74 and worked in banking
can be e-mailed at mcnamaraaagecondpurduededu



Terry Dougherty who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 75 and worked in TEFL
can be e-mailed at doughertyaaltavistadnet



Trisha Gensic who served in Afghanistan
from
72 to 75 and worked in TEFL - English
can be e-mailed at tg1acidft-waynedindus



Richard T. Gannon who served in Afghanistan
from
73 to 74 and worked in Helmond River Valley Projec
can be e-mailed at tuttanetinsdnet



Doug Pryor who served in Afghanistan
from
73 to 75 and worked in TEFL
can be e-mailed at dopryoradavidsondedu



Scott Phair who served in Afghanistan
from
75 to 76 and worked in TEFL
can be e-mailed at sphairalfhsdsad36dk12dmedus



Michael E. Giotis who served in Afghanistan
from
77 to 80 and worked in TEFL (Engineering, Kabul University)
can be e-mailed at giotismeaaramcodcomdsa



Cynthia Evans who served in Afghanistan
from
78 to 78 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at Yemisi3aaoldcom



Peter and Jan Argo who served in Afghanistan
from
78 to 79 and worked in Rural Dev/Education
can be e-mailed at argoaeis1deisdcomdeg



Robert Talmadge who served in Afghanistan
from
78 to 80 and worked in education/health
can be e-mailed at us2ahumboldt1dcom



Cynthia Evans who served in Afghanistan and Niger
from
78 to 80 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at cevansaadfdgov

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 3:45 pm: Edit Post

Afghanistan

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Janet Kutny can be contacted at jkkblondeaaoldcom

Host Country: Afghanistan

Training Group Name: Nurses-1965 to 1967

City (or cities) you served in: Jalalabad

Year you began your peace corps service: 1965

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1967

Peace Corps Work Description:
Clinical nurse instructor, smallpox and cholera vaccinating in remote villages, surgical nurse

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Chery Stetler, Alison Ostrander

Any additions or changes you would like to see in Peace Corps Online?:
Reentry classes



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alan A. Kusunoki can be contacted at akusunokiacfadharvarddedu

Host Country: Afghanistan

Training Group Name: Cycle 9

City (or cities) you served in: Kabul, Afghanistan

Year you began your peace corps service: 1971

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1972

Peace Corps Work Description:
Building engineer: helped to write the first Building Code for Afghanistan.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married to an Afghan girl whom I met while serving; became a registered professional engineer (PE) in civil and structural engineering; did consulting engineering for 20+ years and then joined the Smithsonian Observatory in Hawaii.

Anything else you would like people to know about your peace corps service:
Still the best thing I decided to do, somewhat on the spur of the moment.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
What an experience! My wife and I plan to look into rejoining after we retire.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
RPCVs Edward Henry, Tom Sonnemann



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Stuart M. Schmidt can be contacted at schmidtatemplededu

Host Country: Afghanistan

Training Group Name: Group Five

City (or cities) you served in: Kabul

Year you began your peace corps service: 1965

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1967

Peace Corps Work Description:
Taught industrial arts in teacher training high schools and helped design national industrial arts curriculm.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Graduate school and a twenty-seven years as a professor of human resources and organizations at Temple University

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace corps service was the opportunity and experience of a lifetime



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jim Mathewson can be contacted at jengasahomedcom
Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group Name: Food For Work,

Cities you served in: Chagcharon,Faizabad, Laskagah,

Years of Service: 1972, 1974,


Work Description: Provincial development - construction



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Peaches Joyal can be contacted at joyaldgeorgiaaepadgov
Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Afghan XIII

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: Volunteer Secretary

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Morocco, Tunisia, Cote d'ivoire, Swaziland, Lesotho

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Spent several years at PC/Washington; currently working at
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Best years of my life.

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, September 30, 2001 - 10:12 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dean H. Johnson M.D. can be contacted at dhjohn1945aaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: Peace Corps Physician

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
Work Description:

Yemen, 1973/1973

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

1975-1979 Medical Director, Bell
Helicopter International. Iran.
Returned to Private Practice, Concord, Ca.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

My Peace Corps years had a profound influence on myself and my
family that continues to this day.



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Richard C. David can be contacted at ferret40aaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group !!

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1963

Departure Year: 1965

Work Description: Printer

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

16 years as a Production and Lab manager for a Printing Ink Company,
Maryland then Nashville, TN. Now currently a Certified Home Health
Aide, serving Central New York State.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Thoughts? That is all I have thought about for 36 years, It was great!

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - 6:25 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Don Hanna can be contacted at dehannaafacstaffdwiscdedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: IX

Cities you served in: Lashkargah

Arrival Year: 72

Departure Year: 74

Work Description: Tefl-Provincial school

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, November 05, 2001 - 4:04 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Charlene Keeling McGrath can be contacted at charlene_mcgrathahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group 15

Cities you served in: Kunduz, Khanabad, Pulikumri, Kabul

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description: Smallpox vaccinator

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 4:39 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kathy Ito can be contacted at kathyriapacbelldnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 20

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1977

Work Description: TEFL

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

S. Korea, K45, Muan-gun, 1978, 1979, TB Control

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 4:41 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Martin Dicker can be contacted at MartindDickeraMetrokcdGov

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group VI

Cities you served in: Kabul, Khanabad, Jalalabad

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: Taught English at Afghan high schools & Kabul University

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 11:16 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Peggy A. Frazer can be contacted at pegfrazeraearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group IV

Cities you served in: Kandahar

Arrival Year: 1964

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: TEFL at Lycee Zarghuna Ana

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
Work Description:

Associate Director, PC Afghanistan
1967-69
PC Trainer 1966-67

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 10:53 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alan Kusunoki can be contacted at aakusunokiaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 8

Cities you served in: Kabul, Afghanistan

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description: Helped to write the first building code for Afghanaistan

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Thanks to the Peace Corps, I changed my career, entering the
architectural engineering field, where I have been working for that past
29 years. My career has taken me Omaha, Singapore, Hong Kong, Los
Angeles, and Hawaii where I lived and worked. Currently (and for the
past ten years), I am with the Smithsonian, working on the construction
of a new telescope facility on Mauna Kea, the highest mountain in Hawaii.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

One of the best times of my life! I met my wife, an Afghan national, there;
we have been married for the past 29 years. The current events have
affected our lives considerably. We hope for peace soon.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Edward Henry; Kenneth Lydon; Thomas Sonnemann; et al from Cycle 8.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 1:31 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Diane Schaefer can be contacted at dschaefasiuededu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: don't remember

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: teaching business English at Kabul University

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Lubbock, TX; Lawrence, KS; Mainz, Germany; Benin City, Nigeria; Glen
Carbon, IL

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Best decision I ever made.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Gary Fair

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 1:38 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Maurice L. Albertson can be contacted at albertsaengrdcolostatededu

Country of Service: Staff

Training Group: Colorado State University

Cities you served in: Pakistan and Afghistan

Arrival Year: 1961

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: Helped design Peace Corps and supervised many training
programs

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Designed and worked on many AID, World Bank and UNDP Projects

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It should be expanded to a World-Wide Peace Corps under the UN

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 1:55 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joanne (Martindale) Allen can be contacted at jsamailaswbelldnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 14

Cities you served in: Mazar-i-Sharif

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description: Teacher--English and art

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Group 14 members: Please visit
http://www.clt.astate.edu/wallen/group14
and take part there. If you want to be added to the site, please write me
at jsamail@swbell.net

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 7:48 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer bill mcmeekin can be contacted at bmcmeekinapugetsoundcenterdorg

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group 14

Cities you served in: Darwishon

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: EFL teacher

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 3:22 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David Ball can be contacted at jurywatchamindspringdcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Austin

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1967

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: teacher

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

theater and trial consulting

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

yeah.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Ken Miller

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 10:40 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bronwen Pritchard can be contacted at BronwenaMasiellodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: School for International Living - Brattleboro/Putney Vermont

Cities you served in: Ghazni, Kabul

Arrival Year: 1967

Departure Year: 1967-1968

Work Description: vaccinating small pox, teaching health to women

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Worked in Boston, MA, Married in 1970, moved to NH, son in 1973, divorce
in 1977, first woman in technical sales for Ferro Chemical of Bedford OH,
then Henkel Corp of Maywood, NJ, first women in International sales for
lubricants for plastic extrusion, then Real Estate in 1982, remarried in
1984, widowed in 1987, worked in Social Services and returned to real
estate, remarried in 1990 - still married to airline pilot, 3 step children and
4 step grandchildren. President Nashua Symphony Choral Society, signing
for the deaf, pheresis for cancer patients

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Most enriching, broadening, and personal defining experience; gave me a
strong sense of personal strength and need for cooperation and flexibility.
Realized how difficult it is to instrument change in a short time, even when
one can speak the language. Ideals and concepts, religion and beliefs have
more to do with how we interact.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Normal Russell, Barbara Bazil, Elaine Hamlin - any from the January 1967
Brattleboro/Putney VT training group

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Hello and isn't it amazing to see how Kabul has changed and yet remained
the same since we were there?

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 12:07 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Marie White Behnke can be contacted at mwbehnkeapacificdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle13

Cities you served in: Kandahar

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: TB Team

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 12:35 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Elaine Woods can be contacted at Wikdpeteahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Portland Oregon

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: Nurse

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Working as psychiatric nurse

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Best experience of my life

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 2:31 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Janet Mueller Bing can be contacted at jbingaodudedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: #1

Cities you served in: Kabul, Kandahar, Baghlan

Arrival Year: 1962

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: ESL teacher

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Did Peace Corps training, taught high school, did ESL teacher
training, got a Ph.D., taught university. See vitae at:
http://courses.lib.odu.edu/engl/jbing/vitae.html

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

The Peace Corps experience influenced many aspects of my
life--personal and professional. I've maintained a lifelong interest in
other cultures.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 9:37 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James Edward Crawford can be contacted at jedcrawfordamsndcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 10

Cities you served in: Chaman, Pakistan;Kabul, Jalabad, Ghazni, Zabul, Daykundi

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: TEFL (three months), Food For Work, Operation Help

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 8:48 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Blair Brainard can be contacted at bbrainararadforddedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Five

Cities you served in: Herat

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: English Teacher, Tourist Direstor

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Now a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Radford University in
Radford, Virginia

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 1:19 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bernard H. Sans. Jr. can be contacted at Bsansorganaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Not sure: we trained in Ft. Lupton, CO in July, 68

Cities you served in: Lashkar Gah

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: TEFL -- Lycee Lashkar Gah

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I remained in Afghanistan and worked for the Dept. of Overseas Schools,
teaching at the American Int. School in Lashkar Gah, from 1970-73.
Returning home, I did my Masters Work at the Univ. of Wisc. -
Milwaukee, receiving an MS in Educational Supervision and
Administration. I taught in Archdiocese of Milwaukee and was prinicpal
of 2 of its schools, St. John's in South Milwaukee and St. Veronica's in
Milwaukee. In 1982, I changed careers. I completed a doctorate in
liturgical music and went into full-time church music at St. Matthias in
Milwaukee until 1994, and since at Christ the King in Jacksonville, FL.
Very active in arts and civic organizations, enjoy traveling and hosting
friends from the north who travel this way.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Peace Corps is the bestyjob in the world. I would love to do it again!

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I would love to hear from any former volunteers from Afghanistan in the
years 1968-73.

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 8:16 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer William L. Shelton can be contacted at sheltonwlaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Country Wide

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: Accountant Advisor

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Worked for the Federal Government and retired in 1998 as Deputy
Assistant Secretary, Financial Operations in the Department of Veterans
Affairs

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 12:36 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jim Keesler can be contacted at jimkeeslaiservdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group 9

Cities you served in: Lashkar Gah

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1969

Work Description: Math/Science teaching

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

We're counted as "Group 9" but that seems to conflict with "Training Group
Number"--trained in Austin TX summer of 1966 (featuring sniper Charles
Whitman on the U-T Tower).

Assisted counterpart teaching "Physics" and using USAID-supplied lab
equipment.
TDY in Jalabad attempting to reinstall an X-ray system moved from
Kandahar---shorted out and never got it to function.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Returned to Kalamazoo MI and started work as Radio / TV Broadcast
"engineer"---still there after 32 years and 5 ownership changes. Now
Assistant Chief Engineer.

Other activities include amateur radio, Red Cross volunteer, church choir
and related activites.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

How did I ever do it? The combination of bicycle travel and illness sure kept
the weight to a never-seen-since level...

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone who might remember me or was in Lashkar Gah.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 12:39 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Pamela Gibson Keesler can be contacted at keeslerawmichdedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group IX - Austin, TX

Cities you served in: LashkarGah, Kabul (briefly)

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1969

Work Description: TEFL Teacher, LashkarGah High School

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

2 daughters, Liz and Sarah ('74, '76)
taught high school French in Kalamazoo from '69 - 74, taught ESL at
Western Michigan University from 1975 - present,-- served briefly under
another Afghanistan RPCV, Walter Davison, from an earlier group -- maybe
IV? Program at WMU is called CELCIS and has been a great place to work.
Now I think about retiring, tho.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I tend to forget the difficulties, the amoebic dysentery, the juies, the
smells, the dirt. I miss the place a lot. It was hard, but great. I feel helpless
now and entertain thoughts of going back sometime to help out with the
rebuilding efforts.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Others from Lash from 66-69, others from Group IX ( not cycle IX -- that
was a lot later)!

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 12:54 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jon L. and Eileen L. Summers can be contacted at esummersabigponddcomdkh

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: ?

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1974

Departure Year: 1977

Work Description: Jon- English Teacher, Kabul Univ./ Eileen- English Teacher,
Ministry of Planning

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Living and Working in Cambodia

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 11:57 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jean Elwell-Keir can be contacted at Jeanek2ayahoodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 13

Cities you served in: Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: TB Control Program

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 7:33 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer pauline wood can be contacted at paulininiahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: XI

Cities you served in: Kabul, many villages

Arrival Year: 1967

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: Vaccinator smallpox and cholera

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Fantastic. I wish I had been wiser at the time.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 1:08 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer suzanne via banda can be contacted at suzywinzaearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan, Liberia

Cities you served in: Jalalabad, Afghanistan; Zwedru, Liberia

Arrival Year: 1972-(Afghanistan); 1974-(Liberia)

Departure Year: 1973 (Afghanistan); 1976 (Liberia)

Work Description: TB Program ( Afghanistan); Preventive Services( Liberia)

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

See above

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Since the Peace Corps, I have been working in public health settings. I
spent a lot of time in late 1980'2 and 1990's working in refugee relief and
development projects with various NGO's in Africa and Thailand. I last
worked overseas on Thai/Burma border in 1996 for a year.
Since that time, I have focused on tuberculosis as a nurse consultant, at
the Francis J. Curry National TB Center in San Francisco, and for the past six
months ( since November 2001) for the state of Oregon, now living in
Portland.
Married, no children, and still focused on our "small" world.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was the best of times, the worst of times, and gave me perspective that
can not easily abide the self-preoccupation that seems to come easily to so
many of my colleagues. Peace Corps made us citizens of the world for life.
Thank God!

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joseph Goss can be contacted at jlehgossaerolsdcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: XII

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1967

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: Hydrologist

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Have worked in water supply engineering in CA, MA and now DC ever since
PC. Two kids, including a VISTA volunteer and one now headed to China to
teach.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It influences my life every day in the way I understand world events and
the decisions I make about where to focus my resources.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, May 07, 2002 - 7:52 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Gail Bennett can be contacted at sgbennettacomcastdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 10 A (Ithink)

Cities you served in: Charikar and Kabul

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: Sue-nurse; Larry-science supervisor

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Dougherty can be contacted at doughertyaaltavistadnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: XIII

Cities you served in: Taloqan and Kabul

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description: TEFL

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 6:50 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Trisha (dougherty) Gensic can be contacted at gensicoamsndcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 30

Cities you served in: Taloqan and Kabul

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description: TEFL Volunteer

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

none

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Came home and had two beautiful daughters, got involved with the
League of Women Voters, worked for a regional planning agency doing
community and economic development, worked as marketing, public
relations and sales director for architectural/engineering firm, worked for
the City of Fort Wayne directing their business development efforts in the
Department of Economic Development. Got remarried to a wonderful guy,
George, and had another beautiful daughter, Katy. Currently volunteering
at school and tutoring Afghan refugees in English and cross-cultural
activities. I continue to remain active in international activities.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I'm still bothered daily by what was told to me: that Afgans associating
with Americans, especially Peace Corps Volunteers, were summarily
executed when the Russians invaded in '79. Other messages that I left
with: 1) You can be anything you want to be. 2) All peoples think about,
laugh about and worry about the same things. They just have different
clothes, foods, religions and environments.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Everyone in Cycle 30!

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Call (260) 281-2499 and come visit us on the farm.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 6:51 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Andrus can be contacted at Andruslaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: ??

Cities you served in: Lashkar Gah

Arrival Year: 1970

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description: TEFL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I've been in high tech all these years. I'm hoping to get back to helping
people after I retire. I think going back to Afghanistan would be a fabulous
contribution.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was an experience I'll never regret. And lately I've been humbled by the
opportunities to bring fellow Americans in touch with the real Afghanistan
instead of the place they read about in the news.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I was Laura Shea in Afghanistan. My husband Kevin, who accompanied me
on the adventure, passed away in 1987. I'd love to hear from anybody
who was there with me or not. Talking about Afghanistan helps ease the
pain of seeing what's happened to it over the years.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Don't stop volunteering. It keeps you young. It keeps you involved. And it
keeps you from agonizing over the small stuff life presents.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 9:24 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jane M Willard can be contacted at janewillardausadnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 13

Cities you served in: Lashkar Gah (Chah-i-anjir)

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: TEFL teacher at the Helmand Arghandab Construction Unit

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I changed careers and became a geologist but not before working 2 years
in Iran from 76-78 and experiencing another revolution.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

They were the best of times; they were the worst of times.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 04, 2002 - 4:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dan Hoogen can be contacted at danldoanetscapednet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: uh, forget

Cities you served in: Jalalabad

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1974`

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Retired after 20 years teaching ESL in Tacoma, WA schools.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 7:17 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Louis L. Mitchell can be contacted at LouisLMitchellayahoodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Staff

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description: Country Director

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Continued working in Afghanistan until 1975, as management advisor to
the Rural Development Department in the Prime Ministry; then served as
management advisor to the Department of Manpower, Government of
Indonesia; then worked for private nonprofit and for profit international
development firms (TransCentury and Pact); presently facilitating a
small consortium to work interdependently in Afghanistan - a consortium
which will evolve into an endowed Afghan foundation.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I have not, nor ever will forget them and what they contributed to my
life.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone who was with me 1969-1972 - whether volunteer or staff

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 11:07 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer LEELEE DEVENNEY can be contacted at boblee68ajunodcom

Country of Service: AFGHANISTAN

Training Group: NURSE GROUP 7

Cities you served in: MAZAR I SHARIF

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: NURSING INSTRUCTOR

#ny thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
THEY WERE SPECIAL YEARS.. MET BOB AND LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD FOR US

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
NURSES FROM GROUP 7

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 9:18 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bill Mittendorff can be contacted at wmittendasandrrdcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 1

Cities you served in: Mir Bacha Kot, Maimana

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description: TEFL, Food for Work

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:49 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer jon greenburg can be contacted at hesch99aoptonlinednet

Country of Service: afghanistan

Training Group: 14

Cities you served in: darweshan

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: tefl

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
teacher of middle east history, chatham high school, chatham,nj

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:54 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dianne L (Kray) Holley can be contacted at dianneaklecticadcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Afghanista Group III

Cities you served in: Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar

Arrival Year: 1964

Departure Year: 1965

Work Description: Public Administration - TEFL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Not enough space for (almost) 40 fabulous years.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The experience profoundly enriched my life.

By Emery Styron on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 4:28 pm: Edit Post

A friend of mine from the University of Missouri, Chris Fuchs, served in the Peace Corps in Kabul, Afghanistan in the early 1970s. I've been thinking of him since Sept. 11 and wondering what he's doing now what he thinks about his Peace Corps service and events since then. If anyone knows of Chris' whereabouts, drop me an e-mail. If you're reading this, Chris, then "howdy."

Emery Styron

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Walter P. Blass can be contacted at WALTERBLASSaATTdNET

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: N.A.

Cities you served in: Kabul, country-wide

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: Country Director

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to AT&T and retired in 1985 as Director--Strategic Planning. Have continued consulting and teaching in this field for past 18 years, in U.S. and overseas, most recently in China.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 2:10 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Sprachman can be contacted at sprachaoptonlinednet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Ghazni

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description: TEFL

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
not Peace Corp, but taught in Iran for 4 years

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Still married to Paul Sprachman, chidl Isac Zal Sprachman. Doing Social Policy Research. Paul teaches Persian language and literature

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
How can one ever recapture places and lives and such times?

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 11:12 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jerry Smetzer can be contacted at jsmetzagcidnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: I don't remember... maybe 11

Cities you served in: Kandahar, Kabul, Herat, Ghazni, Chakansour, Kundoz

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1969

Work Description: Cadastral Survey Advisor

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Arrived March 1968, departed March 1970

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Got married to a Peace Corps volunteer assigned to WHO for small pox vaccinations in Afghanistan. Returned to Fairbanks, raised three children, lived and worked, divorced, still living and working.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Most important 15 months of my life.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anybody who is interested in past, present, or future Afghanistan, and the middle east.

Any message for returned volunteers?:
It is time to speak up.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 11:12 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Patrick Pinkson-Burke can be contacted at p2bavalleydnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 16A

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1973

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description: Teacher

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Iran (non peace corps)

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 6:02 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Andy Sussman can be contacted at amsussmanaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 10

Cities you served in: Jalalabad

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: TEFL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
M.A., TEFL, Columbia University, 1974. Taught in and directed freshman English program, Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran, 1974-76. Taught English at Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran, 1976-79. Experienced the Iranian revolution from deeply within. Returned to the USA, switched gears, and became a lawyer in 1983. Since then, have practiced in Orange County, California (currently with a firm in Irvine, specializing in intellectual property litigation). One of my colleagues is an Afghan-American woman. Go figure.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Who would have believed at the time that we were experiencing the best years Afghanistan would see in its history?

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Sure.

Any message for returned volunteers?:
Your email gets a friendly response. Your visit gets a few cold beers and some scurrilous stories and vivid memories.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 6:02 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David H. Miller can be contacted at daveinmoscowayahoodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Afghan IX

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: TEFL, Faculty of Engineering, Kabul University

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Ph.D. in Russian history at Princeton; taught for awhile at Rutghers, then became an international banker at Chase Manhattan specializing in Africa. Ended up as Chief Credit Officer of a Russian bank before retiring in 1999.

Kathie Spalt Miller (Ghana II; Afghan IX) are still married and living in Princeton.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 6:55 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Rollinson can be contacted at joeandsharonarollinsondcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 5

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1695

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: printing

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Taught Printing and Photography

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Such a great experience that Sharon and I have applied again.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 10:17 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Scott Phair can be contacted at scottphairaadelphiadnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 18

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1974

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description: TEFL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Principal, Waterville Senior High School, Waterville Maine
WhiteWater Raft Guide for 20 years

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
So sad to see the plight of millions of Afghans, not only in that country, but all over the world.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Greg Morrow or Patty McCabe Morrow

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:24 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John Barbee can be contacted at jnbarbeeasoprisdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Afghan V

Cities you served in: Kabul, Kunar & Laghman Provinces

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: Community & Rural Public Works Development

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
PC Afghanistan Staff 1967
PC HQ Staff 1968-69
PC Malawi Staff 1987-92

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any and all interested in helping Afghanistan.

Any message for returned volunteers?:
Help to prevent war in Iraq!

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:24 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David Kapell can be contacted at davekadreamscapedcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Afghan III

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1962

Departure Year: 1965

Work Description: education

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 6:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ronald J. Di Orio can be contacted at rjdiorioayahoodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1970

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description: TEFL

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone I knew in Afghanistan who cares to write

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 3:10 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Nancy Hendricks Cahill can be contacted at ncahillaindianadedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description: Teacher

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Two children, ages 16 and 13
Divorced
Doctoral student at Indiana University in Public Health
Yoga practitioner and teacher

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Yes, many. I would like very much to talk to other returned PCVs from Afghanistan, regardless of dates of service.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Any returned PCVs from Afghanistan

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 11:14 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David J. Daly can be contacted at djddmadultranetarcndcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 17

Cities you served in: Cha-injir (near Lashkargah), Helmand Province

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description: Teacher

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I have been practicing law since 1974. I spent a number of years abroad with my family in England, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. I currently practice law with the firm of Daly, Cavanaugh & Flynn in Wellesley, Massachusetts (west of Boston). My wife Denise (Behar) Daly was also a volunteer in Afghanistan. She is an accountant and works for Harvard Medical School.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Does anyone keep in touch with any of the German volunteers who served in Afghanistan?

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 8:52 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Frances Connell can be contacted at connellp1aearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Afghansitan

Cities you served in: Kabul, Tashkurghan

Arrival Year: 1973

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description:

Taught ESOL in girls' lycee in Tashkurghan and at Faculty of Engineering at Kabul University, did curriculum development and teacher training.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 9:16 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Suzanne Kennedy (formerly agnello) can be contacted at suzypkaaAOLdCOM

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 13

Cities you served in: Aibak, Samangan Province

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description:

TEFL Girls' Lycee

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I raised three sons now in their twenties and went back to teaching 11 years ago. I teach first grade and am involed in a project providing school supplies,etc. to a sister school in Haiti.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I am so privileged to have had the opportunity and wish that I had more wisdom at the time to have contributed more. The people that I met and loved there are with me always.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Everyone!

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Becoming an empty nester and suddenly single has left me with a lot of empty beds and time for visits and reminiscing. Would love to spend time if you are ever in WNY.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 11:05 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Laura (Shea) Andrus can be contacted at Andruslaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cannot remember

Cities you served in: Lashkar Gah

Arrival Year: 1970

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description:

English training for adults

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Morocco,cannot remember,1970,1970,completed training and transferred to Afghanistan

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I have spent 30 years in the computer industry. I am now seeking opportunities to return to Afghanistan and help in the rebuilding.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Peace Corps was the best thing I've ever done.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 6:43 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer marian kaplan can be contacted at mkaplanacitlinkdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 12

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1997

Departure Year: 1999

Work Description:

Volunteer secretary in the Peace Corps office.

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

I worked for 3 years in Bangladesh as a missionary after college as a physical therapist.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I became a Christian while serving in the PC in Afghanistan and felt a real draw to return to Asia. I graduated from college in 1974 and at the end of the 70's returned to Asia (Bangladesh) working in a leprosy hospital. I continued working with leprosy (Hansen's Disease) patients both in Louisiana and in San Francisco when I returned from Bangladesh. Presently I am working as a physical therapist in Needles, Ca. and trying to retire.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

My PC experience changed my life. It gave me purpose. I saw handicapped beggars in the street and knew I wanted to be able to work with and help the handicapped. I knew, even though I was in my 30's that I had to go back to school.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I would love to hear from anyone from Group 12. I see names like Peaches, John S, etc. and would love to be able to get in touch with them.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Remember how much PC gave you and pass the message around. When I timidly spoke at a local high school, I was pleasantly surprised at their interest.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-165-54.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.165.54) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 12:46 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer caryn giles lawson can be contacted at cjlawson56acomcastdnet

Country of Service: afghanistan

Training Group: 23?

Cities you served in: kabul

Arrival Year: 1977

Departure Year: 1979

Work Description:

ESL teacher Ariana Afghan Airlines

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-6-153.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.6.153) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 7:03 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer suzanne zaw can be contacted at suzywinzaearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan and Liberia

Training Group: ?91

Cities you served in: Jalalabad, Zwedru

Arrival Year: 1972, 1974

Departure Year: 1973, 1976

Work Description:

Afthanistan: TB control program
Liberia: preventive medical services

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Returned overseas several times in 1980's and 1990's with various refugee and development NGO's..Africa mostly.
Currently working at state of Oregon in Acute Communicable Disease and Epidemiology, as nurse epidemiologist.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Wonderful years, that shaped my worldview

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-232-99.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.232.99) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 9:32 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Glenn Rogers can be contacted at glennrogersasbcglobaldnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Food for Work

Cities you served in: Kabul, Nuristan

Arrival Year: 73

Departure Year: 74

Work Description:

Inspector of Food for Work program. Insured wheat was given to the poor and not taken into the govenor's private property. Program was intended to increase infrastructure in the country side. Projects included road construction, dams and irrigation systems, and construction of civic buildings i.e., schools.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Licensed Landscape Architect (3223) in the state of California

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

What an experience!

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Roger Pierson, Charlie ?

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Be sure to have more money than you think you need when you return.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-232-99.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.232.99) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 9:32 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Johnny Czar can be contacted at johnnyczaracomcastdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Food for Work

Cities you served in: Tarin Kot, Chagharan,Kabul, Farah

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description:

Operation Help Program
Disaster Food Relief Program

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Chief of Party Afghanistan/IRI Research Institute, Stamford CT.
Served as Technology Director
U.S. Attorney's Office San Francisco
Technology Director
U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development
President of USA Software Systems Management Consultant, Fremont, CA

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Could do a better job today.

Any message for returned volunteers?:


Enjoy the Journey

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-19-87.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.19.87) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Patrick Pinkson-Burke can be contacted at p2bavalleydnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 16A

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1973

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description:

Business Education Teacher at the Kabul University

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Iran (non-peace corps) 1977-78, TEFL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married in 1980, 2 daughters Born 1985 and 1986. Live in NH. Work as environmental consultant for small towns in the Northeast, Puerto Rico and USVI--specializing in waste water, drinking water, and solid waste issues.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I enjoyed it very much. I'd like to get in touch with others from that era including Mike Green and Anne Nowrouz.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

See Above

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Believe it or not, I still remember my Farsi. In fact, one of my local friends is a family of refugees from Afghanistan--so I get to practice my Farsi regularly.

Leave a message here if there was an incorrect or duplicate e-mail address for you in the "Directory of Volunteers":

oops!

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-35-236.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.35.236) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 2:46 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer S. Bradford Child can be contacted at bchildarealtyinvestingdbiz

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Group XIV

Cities you served in: Kandahar, Kabul

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description:

Surveyor, Engineer

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Joseph Cardone, Larry Nichols, Ron Brown

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.42.145) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David F. McCargar can be contacted at ddfrederickacomcastdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 22?

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description:

EFL Teacher at Afghan Institute of Technology

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am still in ESL/EFL. I got my Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987. I have been teaching at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN since 1990.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I would love to hear from anyone from the SUCB TC/PC program in Buffalo or from anyone who served in Afghanistan from 1976-1978.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-13-69.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.13.69) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 12:53 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jonathan Cohanne can be contacted at cohanne_jonathanasmcdedu

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Cycle 8

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: November 1970

Departure Year: July 1973

Work Description:

TEFLer at Lycee Mahmudi Tarzi in Darulamon (near Kabul Museum); also taught Business English in A-Dar-Ray Sunat near Prime Minister's office to secondary school graduates (men and women). After my first two years, I was requested to stay on and do a short project as a supply supervisor at the Afghan Supreme Court.

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

I only served with the PC in Afghanistan. Bob Bonnin was my regional director; Marty Kumorek taught us cross-cultural studies; Larry Beck and Rahim Yassir were the overall program directors; Ahmad Shah Tajwall was my Dari teacher; Lou Mitchell and John Guyers were the in-country PC directors while I was in Kabul.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

After PC, worked in Iran and Saudi Arabia as an English teacher; later did hotel work and for the last 18 years or so I have worked at Santa Monica College as an Admissions and Records Evaluator.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

My time in Afghanistan was the happiest time of my life. I have many wonderful memories.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Larry Cisar, Sandra McNeilly, Barbara Bulman, Vivian Marshall and several Afghans.

By Makkeya Ahadi (d66-183-16-135.bchsia.telus.net - 66.183.16.135) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 5:16 pm: Edit Post

Hello,

My name is Makkeya Ahadi from Lashkar Gah High School, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. I attended High School 1972-1978. I am missing all my Peace Corp teachers. I am converying my warmest regards to you all. If you get this message you are kindly asked to contact me at:

(604) 937-5036

I love to talk to you.

Regards,

Makkeya Ahadi

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-22-73.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.22.73) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 5:34 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer greg burts can be contacted at drgregbasbcglobaldnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Cities you served in: Kabul

Arrival Year: 1977

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description:

Teacher at Afghan Institute of Technology

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married with two children; I received a MA in Marriage & Family Counseling and Ph.D. in psychology. I am director of a nonprofit counseling center in Sunnyvale, CA.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-22-73.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.22.73) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 5:34 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Diane Krystosek can be contacted at dianedizonahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Medical Nurse Program

Cities you served in: Mazar-i-Sharif

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description:

Health Consultant - Women Health

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

IRI Research, Stamford CT
Director Social Svcs.
Public Health Nurse for Northwest Medical

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

We need to go back

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-22-73.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.22.73) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 5:34 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer ron dizon can be contacted at rondizonacoxdnet

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: Food for Work

Cities you served in: Chagcharan, Tarin Kot, Gulran,Kabul

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description:

Food for Work, Operation Help Program

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Chief of Party/Afghanistan 2004
IRI Research, Stamford Ct.
Retired IT Director U.S. Government, San Francisco

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Do It Again Do It Better

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-239-147.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.239.147) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 1:42 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer JAMES L. HOWARD can be contacted at 1k3jhowardasbcglobaldnet

Country of Service: AFGHANISTAN

Training Group: CYCLE 13

Cities you served in: LASHKAR GAH

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description:

WORKED IN THE HELMUND AUDIO VISUAL CENTER PRINTING BOOKS, POSTERS, PHOTOS, AND ANY MEDIA NEEDED FOR THE PROVINCES NEEDS...
CHRONICLED EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS H.A.V.A.

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

N/A

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

RETURNED TO ST LOUIS AND FREELANCED AS GRAPHIC ARTIST, WENT TO GRADUATE CHOOL AND WORKED ON MY MASTERS IN ART... MANAGED THEN OWNED A RETAIL SHOP DEALING IN HOMEBREWING & WINE MAKING SUPPLIES... CONSULTED WITH AREA WINERIES.... GOT MARRRIED TO MY WIFE KATHY... WHO ALMOST VISITED ME IN AFGHANISTAN WHEN SHE WAS WORKING WITH D.E.A. BUT GOT CANCELED AT LAST MINUTE... HAD TO CLOSE OUR SHOP AND IN 1990 WENT TO WORK FOR A PHARMUECITCAL COMPANY MAKING NERE GAS ANTIDOTE FOR GOT. GOT LAID OFF AFTER ALMOST 2 YEARS ... WENT TO WORK FOR SBC YELLOW PAGES AS A GRAPHIC ARTIST... BEEN THERE SINCE 1993
WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN THAT ARE BOTH IN COLLEGE NOW JIM JR. IS IN AEROSPACE ENGINNEERING AT ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY AND DAUGHTER JAYNA IS GOING INTO PHOTOGRAPHY AND IS IN ST LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE....

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

GREAT FUN WHEN I REFLET ON THE TIME THERE... EVEN NOW OCCASIONALLY WAKE UP FROM A DREAM SPEAKING FARCI... BUT I AM ALSO SCARED ESPECIALLY WHEN I SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY AND WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OUR AFGHAN COUNTER PARTS AND FRIENDS... I PRAY FOR THEM

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I MISS THE FRIENDS I HAD MADE AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM THEM... I AM AMAZED ON HOW ANY STILL HAVE CONNECTIONS AND CONCERN FOR THE COUNTRY

I WANT TO HEAR FROM ALL WHO REMEMBER ME...

NAMES THAT COME TO MIND... DON & KARNA HANNA, BERNIE SANS, LARRY MCCLEOD, BONNIE PUNTER, FRANK KINSELLA (NOT FROM OUR CYCLE)TYLER TREAGLE, BEACH VICKERS, ALSO FORMER COUNTERPART MOHAMMED NASIM BELLALI OF WHICH I HOPE HAS SURIVED THE BAD TIMES AND HAD A GOOD LIFE OR AT LEAST ESCAPED TO SAFETY

Any message for returned volunteers?:

CHERISH THOSE TIMES THE GOOD AND BAD ONE EXPERIENCE I WILL NOT FORGET... I FEEL AT LEAST I DID A LITTLE BIT TO HELP THE WORLD OR AT LEAST ONE SPOT

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-239-147.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.239.147) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 1:42 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer john long can be contacted at johnlongahoustondrrdcom

Country of Service: afghanistan

Cities you served in: kabul

Arrival Year: 1973

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description:

tefl...Telecommunications Training Centre

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Montessori educator, Indiana, Ohio, Texas

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

The story I heard about Shar-e-Gholghola, the ruined "City of Screams" in Bamiyan, was that it was destroyed by Ghengis Khan who decreed that his soldiers leave no stone standing upon another. Welcome to the 21st Century.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Work for peace.

By Admin1 (admin) (151.196.185.151) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 5:28 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer thomas w. kelty can be contacted at thomkeltyamsndcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 13

Cities you served in: Charikar, Kabul

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description:

Taught English as a Second Language grades 6 through post graduate levels. Co-founded a provincial teacher resource and training center

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-9-111.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.9.111) on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 6:12 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ron Milos can be contacted at ronmilosayahoodcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 3

Cities you served in: Baghlan

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description:

Taught English as a foreign language (TEFL)

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married, two grown children. Webmaster for the State Universities of New York, Learning Environments

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Everyone

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Remember

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-36-89.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.36.89) on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 3:35 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Stephen Nadler can be contacted at SchlomoXaaoldcom

Country of Service: Afghanistan

Training Group: 6

Cities you served in: Kabul and in 24 provinces

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description:

Assisted in design and implementation of standard governmental accounting and budgeting system for Ministry of Finance

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Career in management and business consulting. Acquired, developed and sold automotive paint distribution business. Author, "Management Advisory Services" Warren Gorham & Lamont publisher, 1987. Retired, 1999.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was a two year peak experience.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Everyone

By America's Unofficial Ambassadors (65.199.27.1) on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 3:34 pm: Edit Post

Any RPCVs interested in a short-term volunteer opportunity in Jordan? The America's Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA) program at Creative Learning is dedicated to expanding and supporting private American citizens' service in the Muslim World. From January 6-15 2012, AUA will lead a group of volunteers to Jordan to support local community development initiatives, learn about Jordanian culture, and meet face-to-face with Jordanian families and university students. Volunteers will spend 4 days working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for poor families in the north of the country. They will also engage in discussion with civil society groups in Amman and Irbid to learn more about Jordanian culture, share insight into American culture, and discuss challenges common to both societies. The Building Peace by Building Homes trip to Jordan will end with visits to Petra (one of the modern 7 Wonders of the World) and the Dead Sea.

The trip is the first in a series of three Building Peace by Building Homes trips that CL will lead in 2012 [Additional trips to Tajikistan (May) and Indonesia (July) are still being planned]. For more information visit: http://unofficialambassadors.com/get-involved/buil ding-peace-by-building-homes/, or contact AUA trip leader, Andrew Stinson, at AndrewS@creativelearning.org.

By maria c vasquez (190.1.210.137) on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 6:38 pm: Edit Post

Will apprecciate if you can inform me is Gen James

Mark is right now in the peace corps in Afghanistan

excuse my errors writting english I am latin, and

want to know if this person exist as a military over

there. Thanks so much for your help replying this

question.

By Pam Byron (49.183.175.51) on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 9:51 am: Edit Post

Did anyone know a Barry Calhoun was in Kabul Afghanistan more recently working I think for the UN Peace Corp (think he was a Colonel)


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