|By Admin1 (admin) (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 8:59 am: Edit Post|
1968: Roy Tryon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua in Cinco Pinos and San Pedro del Norte beginning in 1968
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Roy Tryon can be contacted at rtryon1055aaoldcom
Country of Service: Nicaragua
Training Group: Agricultural Extension/Nutrition
Cities you served in: Cinco Pinos and San Pedro del Norte
Arrival Year: 1968
Departure Year: 1970
Started out in the basic grains program working for National Bank in Nicaragua I, but ended up spending a lot of time in setting up a transport coop and several community development projects.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I left early due to a family medical emergency (my brother's brain tumor operation; he died after 13 mos. in coma). Recently retired from South Carolina state government, having served as state archivist. Now spending a good deal of time with grandson, and fly fishing and kayaking as time permits. Retirement is a lot busier than I expected!
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I have many good memories, and thankful that I kept a journal (but wish I had made more entries!).
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from the the first group; others are certainly welcome.
Originally posted: 7/24/2011
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1968; Peace Corps Nicaragua; Directory of Nicaragua RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Nicaragua RPCVs
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