2011.09.15: September 15, 2011: Ghana RPCV Bob Klein comments on Ron Schwartz's Article "Who are the First Volunteers?"

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Ghana RPCV Bob Klein comments on Ron Schwartz's Article "Who are the First Volunteers?"

Ghana RPCV Bob Klein comments on Ron Schwartz's Article Who are the First Volunteers?

"Ron is correct, as I stated in my book, that Ghana I's claim to fame is that it was the first group of volunteers to go overseas."

Ghana RPCV Bob Klein comments on Ron Schwartz's Article "Who are the First Volunteers?"

PCOL has contacted Bob Klein, a member of Ghana I - the first group to arrive overseas, and asked him to comment on Ron Schwarz's article. This is his reply.

Dear Hugh,

I wish Ron luck in trying to get Peace Corps (and others) to 'correct' historical errors. For years, they have stated re: Ghana I that "51 volunteers stepped off the plane in Accra and sang the Ghanaian national anthem in Twi". In fact, it was 50 of us and we sang a patriotic Ghanaian song, YEN ARA ASE NI (equivalent to "America, The Beautiful" but not the national anthem).

I have pointed out these errors countless times to no effect. So, finally have come to the conclusion that we live in an era of . . . "Whatever".

Ron is correct, as I stated in my book, that Ghana I's claim to fame is that it was the first group of volunteers to go overseas.

Bob Klein

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