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Peace Corps celebrates 50 years: Residents recall tours of service

Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 4:42 pm | Updated: 10:27 am, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

NEW BRAUNFELS — In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to establish world peace and friendship. The organization is celebrating its 50th year with reunions across the hemisphere.

Three local residents recently recalled how their experience in the Peace Corps changed their lives and careers dramatically. From improving business relations in a large city in Brazil to helping improve farming and cooking in a small community in northern Nicaragua, these volunteers set out to make changes in the world — and came back changed people.

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  • timmyt2233 posted at 2:31 am on Mon, Apr 18, 2011.

    timmyt2233 Posts: 1

    Here's a scary story from a former volunteer:

  • Bracken posted at 2:31 pm on Sun, Apr 17, 2011.

    Bracken Posts: 1

    Tracy and Tyler are such an inspiring couple! They contribute so much to our community and still continue to help the community they worked in over 10 years ago. Great article!