Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts    H4'ed 8/29/15

Ratty Roach-Driven Stories Not Written to Mom Regarding Peace Corps and War

By       (Page 1 of 8 pages)     (# of views)   2 comments, 2 series
Author 6270
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Dwayne Hunn
Become a Fan
  (19 fans)
- Advertisement -

Mom wanted to be a teacher and someday a principal. She became a homemaker, living her dreams through her kids' college and post college adventures.

These are some Peace Corps stories that I did not share with mom via my generation's internet -- aerograms.

- Advertisement -

I waited till I got back to mom's couch, where without psychoanalysis she relished hearing stories till 2-3:00 AM.

During the Vietnam War, I "served my country" by enlisting in a platoon whose moniker was "India UCD 23."

- Advertisement -

Urban Community Development groups had the Peace Corps' highest desertion, or drop-out, or failure rate. All of them had been sent to Latin America. We were the first urban forces to go to Asia, to Bombay, now Mumbai.

The Peace Corps wanted our model group, to be different, to measurably succeed.

Consequently, during training we were closely psycho-analyzed. Only deep into my Peace Corps service did I learn that my psyche report said something like, "Very young and highly idealistic. Could be crushed by the harsh realities of India's slums."

- Advertisement -

With that baggage, a few stories.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Valuable 2   Supported 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Dwayne Hunn Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Carrots, Foreign Aid, Brown v. Board of Education and Israel /Palestine.

Fr. Nelson's Boys Peel Half a Banana Over Mumbai's Opulent Taj Mahal Hotel and Olympics

Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes

World Service Corps Can Save Our Vets

American Sniper -- Creating More Sheep, Wolves, or Sheepdogs Worldwide?

Golden Ma