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By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:21 am: Edit Post

Darrell Freund who served in Congo
from
91 to 93 and worked in fisheries
can be e-mailed at dtf6acolumbiadedu



Bruce Dury who served in Congo
from
91 to 94 and worked in I was a fisheries volunteer in Brazzaville Congo
can be e-mailed at bduryapeacecorpsdgov



Cameron McCormick who served in Congo
from
92 to 94 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at mccormicaunrdedu



Charles Lewis who served in Congo
from
94 to 96 and worked in Water and Sanitation
can be e-mailed at clewisauofportdedu



Chris Wyatt who served in Congo
from
94 to 96 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at cwyattauswestdnet



james rechtin who served in Congo
from
94 to 96 and worked in water/san/health
can be e-mailed at jrechtinaiupuidedu



Dav Camras who served in CONGO
from
95 to 97 and worked in WATER/SAN/HEALTH ED
can be e-mailed at DA-CAMaJUNOdCOM



Gerry DeGenova who served in Congo
from
95 to 97 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at ghd2ahotmaildcom



Darren O'Leary who served in Congo
from
95 to 97 and worked in Water,Sanitation,and Health Ed
can be e-mailed at ODrock70aaoldcom



Jeff Lavezzo who served in Congo
from
96 to 97 and worked in WaSHE
can be e-mailed at jlavezzoayahoodcom



Tristan Purvis who served in Congo (1994-1996), Guinea (1998, Crisis Corps)
from
94 to 96 and worked in Water and Sanitation/Health Education
can be e-mailed at tpurvisaindianadedu



Ezra Simon who served in Congo, Brazzaville
from
95 to 97 and worked in Water & Sanitation / Health Education
can be e-mailed at ezra_simonahotmaildcom



Laura E. Bissmeyer who served in Congo (Republic of)
from
91 to 95 and worked in Fish
can be e-mailed at bissmeyeleacorningdcom

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 5:19 pm: Edit Post

Congo - Brazzaville


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Julia Vant-Hull Foree can be contacted at Juliaforeeaaustindrrdcom

Country of Service: Congo (Republic of) Brazzaville

Training Group: 1995

Cities you served in: Mossendjo

Arrival Year: 1995

Departure Year: 1997

Work Description: fishculture

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married, remodeled house and worked for Texas state legislative
branch for 3 years. Now (2001) home in Austin Tx with first child

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It's so hard to write friends, cause its such a different world. Also, wish
I'd totally avoided ex-pats and focused only on making local friends.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 12:04 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Laura E. Bissmeyer can be contacted at bissmeyeleacorningdcom

Country of Service: Republic of Congo

Training Group: Fish Culture

Cities you served in: Ewo, Brazzaville

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1995

Work Description: Fish Culture Extension Agent

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married, two beautiful children, and currently working in the area of
Workforce Development for Corning Inc in St. College PA.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Some of the best and worse times of my life. I wouldn't change a moment.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I wonder what happened to Michelle Cathey.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Coming home is the hardest part, tap into people and continue to
volunteer. There are many people here who can use our skills and abilities.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 7:46 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Darrell Freund can be contacted at dfreundadatecdnetdpg

Country of Service: Congo Republic

Training Group: Congo 1

Cities you served in: Dolisie

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1993

Work Description: Aquaculture Extension Agent

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Master of Public Policy and Admin. 1996

KPMG public sector consultant in New York City and Port Moresby PNG

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 1:42 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Steven C. Lowe can be contacted at slowe11ayahoodcom

Country of Service: Zaire ( Democratic Republic of the Congo

Training Group: Education

Cities you served in: Muene Ditu, and Bukavu

Arrival Year: 1972

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: Math - High School Teacher

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Central African Empire - 1975 Math Training

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

MBA- International Business, Information Systems from GWU in DC.
20 Years working for AT&T>>Lucent Tech.>>Avaya.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

The best part of my life.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Fellow volunteers from my service years in Zaire

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Contact me at slowe11@yahoo.com

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 12:18 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer brian cooper can be contacted at briandcooperaexcitedcom

Country of Service: Congo Brazzaville

Training Group: Cameroon - Gabon - Congo 1996

Cities you served in: Boundji, Congo Brazzaville

Arrival Year: 1996

Departure Year: 1997

Work Description: Fisheries

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Trained in N'goundere Cmaroon and Oyem, Gabon in 1996. Swore in as a PCV on Friday the 13th 1996 at the zoo in Congo Brazzaville. Evacuated from Congo Brazzaville in June 1997.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Living in Melbourne, Australia. Working as a IT / Business Management Consultant.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was truely weird, a great expeience.

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 6:41 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jeff Lavezzo can be contacted at jlavezzoayahoodcom

Country of Service: Congo-Brazzaville

Training Group: WaSHE `96

Cities you served in: Ngouha 2

Arrival Year: 1996

Departure Year: 1997

Work Description: Water Sanitation and Health Education

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
none

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked as a Draftsman for an Architect for about a year.
Fell in Love. Visited my future parents in law in Malawi in January and February of 1999.
Married June 1999.
Daughter born March 2000.
Currently living in Charlottesville, Va working as a Software Engineer but looking for work in Africa.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I wish I'd broght my negatives on that fatefull day I left town for the last time. "Just to buy some kerosine"... And I sure wish it could have lasted longer...

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Rima, Todd, Jen ... and of course any of my friends from Ngouha 2.

Any message for returned volunteers?:
My friends in Dolise (Dr. Tai) and Brazzaville (John Newport) report life returning to "normal". Should we take a group trip back?

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 3:51 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer jennifer rikert can be contacted at jlrikertasyrdedu

Country of Service: congo-Brazzaville

Training Group: water sanitation/heath education

Cities you served in: mossendjo

Arrival Year: 96

Departure Year: 97

Work Description: water sanitation and health ed

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to Cornell for a few years to get my bearings after the evac...currently at Syracuse University finishing up a Masters in Learning Disabilities and in brain research. Engaged to be married on June 21st, 2003 in the Adirondacks. Plan on being a special education teacher for a while, and moving somewhere warmer than upstate New York!

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was too short. I wish I could have kept in touch with everyone more when returned. Wish I had more physical proof of me being there, since all stuff was left behind...wish I had a chance to say a proper goodbye to all. Closure is still in progress...

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Jeff, Rima, BeBop (I know she's from Albany!) and LoriAnn (MIA)

Any message for returned volunteers?:
Congrats, Jeff, on your new baby! My old email address at Cornell is no longer working. Please email me at jlrikert@syr.edu. I'd love to hear from you!

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 6:05 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Larry Lane can be contacted at lplaneayahoodcom

Country of Service: Congo:Brazzaville

Training Group: Acquaculture

Cities you served in: Bilinga

Arrival Year: 1995

Departure Year: 1996

Work Description: Acquaculture

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-46-50.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.46.50) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 12:37 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer darrell freund can be contacted at darrellfreundayahoodcom

Country of Service: Congo, Republic of

Training Group: Congo 1 fisheries

Cities you served in: Dolisie (Loubomo)

Arrival Year: 91

Departure Year: 93

Work Description:

Fisheries extension agent

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

N/A

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married Sandra A. Haro of Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea (12/23/01). Currently employed as a public sector reform specialist for the Asian Development Bank in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Would like to hear from Dan Irvine and Tina Iozzo. Keep in close touch with Larry Feinson if anyone wants to contact him.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-45-115.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.45.115) on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tina Iozzo can be contacted at abala16ayahoodcom

Country of Service: Republic of Congo/Brazzaville

Training Group: Congo 1

Cities you served in: Abala

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1993

Work Description:

Fish

By Anonymous (res-200-128.resnet.wmich.edu - 141.218.200.128) on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 8:34 am: Edit Post

I was a Marine Guard in Brazzaville during the Evacuation in June 1997. My name is Rob, I was one of the newest member of the detachment there.

God bless you guys/gals...I'm glad we all made it out alive....I left on June 18th for Kinshasa....I know a bunch of you loved the MRE's if you stayed in the embassy with us...and the use of one bathtub.....

What a time....


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