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1962: George Robert Parish served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia in Dessie beginning in 1962
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer George Robert Parish can be contacted at nitchrasaverizondnet
Country of Service: Ethiopia
Training Group: 1
Cities you served in: Dessie
Arrival Year: 1962
Departure Year: 1964
Teacher in Adult School of Trig and English. Also worked in Agriculture.
Taught Geography, African History and Math at Wiozero Siheen Secondary School
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Crisis Corps/Katrina 2005 Arkansas/FEMA
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Columbia University M.A. 1965
Peace Corps PR 1965 NYC World's Fair
Taught Law and History in Long Beach, CA for 30 years. Retired 1995.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The "Golden Days" of our youth. Married Patricia Summers in 1964 and we live in Idyllwild, CA . I am Rotary Club President and had 30 cancer surgeries. We returned to Ethiopia in 2004 to assist in cataract
surgeries as missionaries. Worked at Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and at Hospital in Dessie. We have served missions in Peru, Mexico, and New Mexico. Patricia Summers and I have been married 45 years.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
All Ethiopia 1 RPCV's as I am President of the Southern California Inland Empire Returned Peace Corps Association. I plan and carry out our July 4th Parade for the last 5 years.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I live at PO Box 281, 25109 Coulter Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549-0281 and my telephone is 951 659-5229.
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1962; Peace Corps Ethiopia; Directory of Ethiopia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Ethiopia RPCVs
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