Interview with Roger Weiss, April 13, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Roger Weiss served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1964 to 1966. Prior to Peace Corps Roger was a student at Western Washington State College in Bellingham (Now WWU) where he studied Fisheries and Ecology. He worked summers for Alaska and Washington State Fisheries. He applied to Peace Corps in his Junior year and received an invitation the summer he graduated. Peace Corps training started in Manhattan, Kansas and was completed in Puerto Rico. His original assignment was in Barahona in the Southwestern part of the Dominican Republic. He was there for only 5 months when a violent, months long coup attempt resulted in evacuation of volunteers for 5 weeks. Prior to evacuation Roger and other volunteers helped the Red Cross by delivering food and medical supplies. After returning to the Dominican Republic Roger was assigned to La Vega to complete a school construction project.

Interview Accession

2021oh0239_pcrv0164

Interviewee Name

Roger Weiss

Interviewer Name

Marya Nowakowski

Interview Date

2021-04-13

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Weiss, Roger Interview by Marya Nowakowski. 13 Apr. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Weiss, R. (2021, April 13). Interview by M. Nowakowski. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Weiss, Roger, interview by Marya Nowakowski. April 13, 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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