Alan Yount

Volunteer: Alan Yount

Bio:

Not given

1985 - 1986


Contributions from Alan Yount

  1. Guatemala My Peace Corps Service--Avoiding War Through Service

                    Like some Peace Corps Volunteers of an earlier era, my decision to join the Peace Corps was shaped by the events on the ground when I volunteered.  In the 1960s, it was the Vietnam War and the draft; the Peace Corps was one way to defer draft eligibility.  For me, in the 1980s, it was AIDS; the Peace Corps was my way of avoiding that “war” of my generation, my way of deferring being drafted into the AIDS epidemic.  In both cases, volunteers were hoping to avoid death while man...

  1. Guatemala Training Room

    This is my bedroom in my host family's house.  There was no ensuite bathroom!  In fact, the bathroom wasn't exactly in the house!

  2. Guatemala My Peace Corps Family

    My host siblings and me hanging out at the training center.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.