Government Buildings in Suva
Even after some 30
years, our individual and collective experiences are
still very much a part of us. And while we all served
in different areas of Fiji, doing different jobs, we
still felt a sense of belonging.
That spirit of camaraderie and bonding began in the early days of training in fall, 1967, at Ninole on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It was instilled in us by the warmth and enthusiasm of our Fijian and Indian language and cultural instructors. Those feelings carried us through our various assignments and experiences in Fiji during 1968-69.
This Fiji I site is
meant to be a vehicle to reconnect us to each other,
to reflect and remember the experiences we had in our
young lives so long ago and far away in a special
place called Fiji.
Just to get you in the
mood, you'll find a couple of "Before" and
"After" photos below. We hope these might
rekindle some pleasant memories for you as you take a
stroll down memory lane through your days in Fiji so
This site for Fiji I
is dedicated to the memory of John Pohlman our
fellow PCV who was drafted out of Fiji into the
military and sent to Viet Nam where he made the
supreme sacrifice sometime in 1970. We won't forget.
We also remember Fred Schuierer of the Peace
Corps Suva office staff who passed away a few years
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More Fiji Fotos?
This section or another page will include any photos of Fiji you'd care to share with the group. These could be images you have from 1968-69 or from return visits you've made since. If you can send digital images, send them directly to Bill Eger via email email@example.com with appropriate identification and caption info.
Otherwise, send your photos (prints or slides) with identification info to John Penisten, 570 Iwalani St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720; you can also email them to John at: firstname.lastname@example.org . After the photos are scanned etc. they will be returned to you.
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