Archive - April 9, 2014

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Remembering B. J. WARREN-R.I.P.
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John Kerry's Remarks at Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remembering B. J. WARREN-R.I.P.

Remembering B.J.Warren (Peru 1962-64) Dick Irish, Philippines (1962-64) I knew of B.J. Warren three years before I met her. B.J.’s “super volunteer ” reputation proceeded her end of service as a PCV in Peru and grew in size in the Dominican Republic where she served on the staff. Lyndon Johnson infamously sent the Marines into the DR to rescue North America from Red Domination. Americans fled the island, but Peace Corps remained. B.J. may or may not have said, “We don’t have a dog in this fight!” B.J. was already a legend and the first or second person we hired at TransCentury – – purely on the basis of reputation. That a person without a self-promotional bone in her body could possibly live up to and exceed her already high standing was not the least of her accomplishments. At our company and later at Management Systems International, she made a basket-full of cash for her employers. B.J. managed countless . . .

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John Kerry's Remarks at Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks to Swearing In of New PCVs John Kerry Secretary of State Ministry of Youth and Sports Rabat, Morocco April 4, 2014 Chris, thank you very much. Thanks for your service, and thank you for the introduction. And Minister Ouzzine, it’s a great pleasure to be here with you. Thank you very, very much for being part of this. And all of our guests, distinguished guests – oh, there’s President Kennedy over here. I’m just looking over there. (Laughter.) This is really cool. I want you to know I’m really excited about this. I’m thrilled that somehow it coincided and we were able to work out that I have the privilege of swearing you in. And when I heard I was swearing in 101 Peace Corps volunteers, I immediately thought of 101 Dalmatians. (Laughter.) I couldn’t help it. Sorry about that. That has nothing to do with anything, all right? . . .

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