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1966: john k murphy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in dominican republic in Sonador/Bonao 1966 and Palenque 1967-69 beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer john k murphy can be contacted at jmurphytwahotmaildcom
Country of Service: dominican republic
Training Group: dr17
Cities you served in: Sonador/Bonao 1966 and Palenque 1967-69
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1969
rural community development/ODC in Bonao. then Agrarian Reform in Palenque with a program using with 6wk ag training , I began by reporting on 15 Ag Reform sites for new volunteers, helped training and then began in Palenque. Helped by PC agronomist we fostered use of fertilizer, insect/disease control control, cultivation techniques forming coop and community development groups.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I later belonged to RPCV groupa in PR in 1980s and in Charlotte NC 1999-2009.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married in DR 1969, moved to NY, then worked in Mexico 1976 and Venezuela 1977-80(pharmaceutical ind) and Puerto Rico 1981-90 (Insurance/investments/real estate). Moved to MA 1990-4 (worked in human services) and Charlotte NC 1994-2009 (banking).
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
recently contacted friends from DR17 and enjoyed reminiscing and reconnecting. I married (1969-90) a DR national, although now divourced, have remained involved with Latins in community and work
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Bill Andrews, Tom Pope, others in DR 1966-69.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
look for and stay in touch with RPCV groups wherever you live. Continue travel and cultural involvements.
Originally posted: 8/30/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1966; Peace Corps Dominican Republic; Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs
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