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1970: Jack L. Edwards served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India in Hunnur; Jamkhandi Taluk; Bijapur District; Mysore (Karnataka) beginning in 1970
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jack L. Edwards can be contacted at paxcorpmanaaoldcom
Country of Service: India
Training Group: India 101 & India 106
Cities you served in: Hunnur; Jamkhandi Taluk; Bijapur District; Mysore (Karnataka)
Arrival Year: 1970
Departure Year: 1972
101 - TESL
106 - Health and Nutrition; Horticulture Department
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Started as a teacher; lwft and owned a business of my own for 17 years; ended as a teacher.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Loved India as it was in early 1970's. Didn't like having America back Pakistan in the India-Pakistan War of 1971; remember being in the huge fairgrounds in Bangalore in 71, seeing tanks captured by India in the war, with US insignia on them. People in the village were great -- told us that if there was trouble, they would move us around between houses so no one could find and hurt us -- but it never came to that. Served with quite a few great people that I haven't seen or heard from in many years.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Currently getting involved with an India - 101 site being put together by Ron Barber -- anyone from that group should look above for Ron's link; and I would like to find people from I-106, the Mysore (now Karnataka)Horticulture and Health/Nutrition Group.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
My internal clock got stuck on India-time when I was there -- I've been an insomniac ever since... Love to hear from you, 101'ers and 106'ers.
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1970; Peace Corps India; Directory of India RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for India RPCVs
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