Interview with Dan Goering, April 16, 2021

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Dan Goering grew up with Mennonite roots practicing pacifism. He was looking for an alternate path to serving his country during the Vietnam war. He received conscientious objector status. Dan graduated from Antioch College with a degree in economics. He was invited to a cooperative accounting project in the Dominican Republic. His Outward Bound training program in Camp Crozier in Arecibo, Puerto Rico prepared him well for his assignment. One piece of advice stood out: “Don’t turn down hospitality”. Dan became a coffee “addict” visiting his many friends! He was thankful he was so welcomed. His cooperative work with two counterparts based in San Jose de Ocoa extended to 11 other communities. He was told by a friend that there had been local Maoists who had plans, unrealized, to harm him. The community protected him! Visiting 40 years after service, he found his accounting systems are still in place!

Interview Accession

2021oh0247_pcrv0171

Interviewee Name

Dan Goering

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2021-04-16

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Goering, Dan Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 16 Apr. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Goering, D. (2021, April 16). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Goering, Dan, interview by Randolph A. Adams. April 16, 2021, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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