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Well, it's not much to tell. With a new BA in Physics there weren't a lot of jobs, and I sort of wanted to help humanity, and avoid the draft for another few months while things wound down, so I signed up. I hesitated about the loyalty oath, and was assured that it was not a problem. But then several months down the road it turned out it was a problem. The debate got escalated up the chain and at the end their was a telegram (yep) flimsy from the State Department over his signature delivered to the Country Office in my little African country: "this person must be sent home."

The end of the Vietnam war sent huge ripples through the Peace Corps as its supply of volunteers collapsed. My contribution to the collapse was insignificant.

by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:49:35 PM EST
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