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1961: Charles G. "Buck" Perry III served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia in Candelaria, (Valle), Magangue (Bolivar), Bogota beginning in 1961
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Charles G. "Buck" Perry III can be contacted at buckacarolina-sounddcom
Country of Service: Colombia
Training Group: Colombia I
Cities you served in: Candelaria, (Valle), Magangue (Bolivar), Bogota
Arrival Year: 1961
Departure Year: 1964
1961-1963 Community Development 1963-1964 Educational Television
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Colombia I, 1961 to 1964
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Graduated with BSEE (Univ. of Tennessee 1966), worked in Broadcast and Cable TV engineering from 1966 to 1983, eventually becoming VP of Broadcast Operations and Engineering for Westinghouse Broadcasting. Bought MUZAK Franchise in Charleston, SC in 1984, and expanded it to include Audio/Video, School and Hospital Intercoms, Security Systems, and other areas associated with Low Voltage Engineering
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Absolutely the best experience I could ever have had both personally and as a contribution to other. I recommend it to all young people I meet.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone in Colombia from 1961 to 1964 that I had the good fortune to meet, and other people assigned to my areas, particularly Magangue.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
You have had a wonderful experience on which you can now build, be it in service organizations, business, or government. Make the best of it.
Originally posted: 5/30/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1961; Peace Corps Colombia; Directory of Colombia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs
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