James Holland served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yemen.

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 05, 2001 - 11:27 am: Edit Post

James Holland served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Medical Technology in Yemen

James Holland served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Medical Technology in Yemen.

Originally from Maryland, James earned a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Maryland in 1985. He arrived in New England after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yemen. While in Yemen he met Massachusetts native Jeanne, who was also a Volunteer. In 1990 the Gulf War caused the suspension of the Peace Corps program in Yemen and Jeanne and James were evacuated together. James knew in his heart that they would be married and in 1992 indeed they were. Shortly thereafter James pursued his longtime interest in advanced photography by specializing in weddings. In 1994, and again in 1996, James and Jeanne were blessed with the births of daughters Rachel and Meghan.

By Jamie Holland ( on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 3:48 pm: Edit Post

January 5, 2005,
I stumbled across this site with a Google Search of "Peace Corps Yemen"
We would love to hear from any Yemenees or Yemen RPCV's.
Contact James (Jamie) Holland or Jeanne (Credit) Holland at

By Elwayne C. ( on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm: Edit Post

This is your old Yemen PC buddy and fellow-lab tech, "Bill" Stowe.
Peace Corps sent me to the health center in Mokha (a Red Sea port in the southern part of what was then, 1989, North Yemen. I believe you visited me there.)
My experience at Mokha was, as I recall, more satisfying than yours was at the small clinic where PC sent you. I stayed there until sent home when Yemen sided with Saddam (in the first Persian Gulf crisis). When the crisis ended, I went back and completed the two years.
While with Peace Corps, I met members of a Christian medical team working in a gov't hospital in Sa`adah (in the far north). I went back and filled in while their lab tech went on furlough in '93 and again in '98. By that time, Yemen was graduating its own lab techs, and I was 75 and slowing down. So I've stayed in the States.
About the "Jeanne" you married. Was she a lab tech, too? (Although the memory is hazy, it seems to me we had a "Jeanne" lab tech.)
I still have occasional snail mail contact with the PC nurse who worked with me at the Mohka health center, Jennie Lang, and with Jeff Zink, a teacher who taught in Taiz - the big city closest to Mokha. -- Bill P.S. I've a large family, and I've written lots of stories for them about experiences in Yemen, both with Peace Corps and with the Christian medical team. I'd be happy to send them to you in the form of an Attachment if you are interested. - B.

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