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|firstname=Bethanne
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|lastname=Bahler
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|country=Jamaica
|yearservicestarted=1988
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|fatalitydate=1974/05/28
|yearserviceended=1990
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|fatalitycause=Drowning
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|program=Education
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|uscity=Wabash
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My name is Beth and I am an RPCV. I served in Essaouira Morocco from 1988-1990. The experience was life changing and to this moment alters how I view the world everyday! I am forever grateful for the opportunity and try daily to promote peace through every venue possible. Last year I returned to Morocco and the town of Essaouira  where I was fortunate to have served, it was then I truly reflected on the incredible experience!  I returned to a school for children with disabilities...I was shocked to find the counterparts I trained, the students I taught (now young  adults some of whom were now contributing members in the town and still others who were as young adults still at the school because there is no other place for them). Personally I gained infinately from my experience,  including language (Arabic), cultural sensitivity, religious sensitivity, I lived in an amazing town and country and  gained ilifelong friendships...just to name a few things. The thing I did not realize was the gift our government (which I presently more than ever frown about) gave to me to give to a people a bit less "fortunate" (only in reference to educating children with disabilities) than I. The experience enabled a school to remain open to children who, until Peace Corps arrived were considered "useless!" I am forever indebted to Peace Corps and the concept of Peace!
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"Bethanne Bahler, a 24-year-old volunteer from Wabash, Ind., was with a group of about 25 volunteers visiting a tourist area in Jamaica in 1974 when she disappeared. Her body was found floating in the water near a small waterfall.
  
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Peace Corps records conclude she "slipped on rocks while crossing cascade."
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"No one saw her fall, so no one knows exactly what happened," said Richard Follstad, who was with the group of volunteers that day.
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Follstad believes Bahler likely fell, but when asked if he would rule out assault, he said, "No. Jamaica is a violent country." A volunteer who was a friend of his was raped the same year, Follstad said, and once he had to use a tire iron to ward off a man threatening him with a machete at a gas station.
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In a written response, the Peace Corps says it has no additional records on Bahler's death.
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Twenty days after Bahler’s death, a 24-year-old volunteer died in Afghanistan, and the explanation by the Peace Corps was nearly identical...."
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http://www.daytondailynews.com/project/content/project/peacecorps/daily/1029death.html

Revision as of 17:55, 28 May 2009


IN MEMORY OF
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Other Volunteers who passed away while serving in Peace Corps.
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Source: FOIA request #10076 (June 2010)

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"Bethanne Bahler, a 24-year-old volunteer from Wabash, Ind., was with a group of about 25 volunteers visiting a tourist area in Jamaica in 1974 when she disappeared. Her body was found floating in the water near a small waterfall.

Peace Corps records conclude she "slipped on rocks while crossing cascade."

"No one saw her fall, so no one knows exactly what happened," said Richard Follstad, who was with the group of volunteers that day.

Follstad believes Bahler likely fell, but when asked if he would rule out assault, he said, "No. Jamaica is a violent country." A volunteer who was a friend of his was raped the same year, Follstad said, and once he had to use a tire iron to ward off a man threatening him with a machete at a gas station.

In a written response, the Peace Corps says it has no additional records on Bahler's death.

Twenty days after Bahler’s death, a 24-year-old volunteer died in Afghanistan, and the explanation by the Peace Corps was nearly identical...."

http://www.daytondailynews.com/project/content/project/peacecorps/daily/1029death.html