Volunteer: Greg Knudsen
My wife and I were among an all-couples group of 40 serving in Truk – now Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia – from 1974-76. This photo is of my wife Karen (on the right) with a couple of the teenage girls in our host family. They are all wearing typical floral-print Trukese dresses and maramar garlands in their hair.
Contributions from Greg Knudsen
Dengue Fever in Micronesia, 1974 Letter from Karen Knudsen to her mother describing husband Greg Knudsen’s bout with dengue fever during their Peace Corps service as teachers in Truk (Chuuk), Micronesia, in 1974. Karen later came down with the fever, too. November 10, 1974 Dear Mom, Boy, I hope you never get a letter as miserable as this from me again. Right now everything is so bad! Things are just falling apart. The major issue at hand is “sicknesses!” Peace Corp...
This photo is of my wife Karen (on the right) with a couple of the teenage girls in our host family. They are all wearing typical floral-print Trukese dresses and maramar garlands in their hair.
This is a half-hour interview of ME by the Hawaii Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about my 1974-76 Peace Corps experience in Chuuk (formerly Truk), Federated States of Micronesia. The video was for HiRPCV's "Bring the World Home" and aired on Olelo (Hawaii's public-access cable channels) during Sep./Oct. 2010. It was recorded in Aug. 2010. Mahalo (thanks) to producer/interviewer Linda Chock. Links to other "Bring the World Home" videos are posted by the Hawaii Returned P...