2009.06.15: June 15, 2009: Headlines: COS - Peru: COS - Malaysia: Fathers: Peace Corps Press Release: Heather Pack is a youth development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru who was also inspired to follow in her fatherís footsteps as a volunteer who served in Malaysia

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Heather Pack is a youth development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru who was also inspired to follow in her fatherís footsteps as a volunteer who served in Malaysia

Heather Pack is a youth development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru who was also inspired to follow in her fatherís footsteps as a volunteer who served in Malaysia

"My father always talked about his Peace Corps service while I was growing up. My favorite treat as a child was watching his Peace Corps slides after dinner when we had company over. I was mesmerized by the different looking people, clothes, foods, and ways of living. It was all so exotic and beautiful to me. It instilled in me a desire to travel the world and learn about other cultures. Peace Corps was always something I knew I wanted to do, thanks to my father's influence. It was a life-changing experience for him, as it has been for me."

Heather Pack is a youth development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru who was also inspired to follow in her fatherís footsteps as a volunteer who served in Malaysia

Peace Corps Celebrates Fathers by Honoring Legacies of Volunteerism

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2009 - This Father's Day, the Peace Corps is recognizing all fathers who have supported their Peace Corps Volunteer sons and daughters, and is highlighting returned Peace Corps Volunteer fathers who, through their service, inspired their own children to join the Peace Corps.

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Heather Pack is a youth development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru who was also inspired to follow in her fatherís footsteps. Her father, Theodore Pack, taught English literature at a government boarding school in Malaysia from 1970-1972. Said Theodore Park, "It was the most exciting thing I did, and she must've heard my stories a couple hundred times here and there from slide shows shown to dinner guests, and sharing it in her classes."

Heather Pack says her father was a source of inspiration: "My father always talked about his Peace Corps service while I was growing up. My favorite treat as a child was watching his Peace Corps slides after dinner when we had company over. I was mesmerized by the different looking people, clothes, foods, and ways of living. It was all so exotic and beautiful to me. It instilled in me a desire to travel the world and learn about other cultures. Peace Corps was always something I knew I wanted to do, thanks to my father's influence. It was a life-changing experience for him, as it has been for me."




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