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What Patrick Shea Has To Say About His Life and the Peace Corps (Georgia)
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PEACE CORPS VICTIM by Patrick Shea (Georgia)

What Patrick Shea Has To Say About His Life and the Peace Corps (Georgia)

  John interviews — Patrick Shea Patrick, why did you join the Peace Corps? I come from a deeply patriotic family that was in America before America was a country. If my die-hard republican uncle is to be believed, we have family that fought in the Revolutionary War. Myself, well, my father always called me a “conservative hippy.” I have done volunteer work since the seventh grade, and had over 300 hours of volunteer service before I even entered the Peace Corps. I believe everyone should serve their community, and my professors suggested the Peace Corps, as one was a RPCV herself. Where were you assigned? I was a G16 — the Eastern European country of Georgia in 2016-2017. How big was the group? This group was large, it was right around 60 volunteers. What was your assignment? I was an English teacher as I had been volunteering tutoring immigrants . . .

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PEACE CORPS VICTIM by Patrick Shea (Georgia)

  Peace Corps Victim: A Peace Corps Volunteer Story of Trauma and Betrayal Patrick Shea (Georgia 2016-17 —  Medically Separated) Friesen Press 258 pages $21.99 (Paperback); $ 9.99 (Kindle); $35.99 (Hardcover) • • • Witness the harrowing true story of an idealistic American Volunteer who ventured into the heart of Eastern Europe with the honorable intention of serving in the United States Peace Corps. What awaited him in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia was a nightmare difficult to comprehend. Struggling to aid the people he came to help, he found himself targeted by those he least expected, nearly killed by locals, assaulted by a fellow volunteer, and ensnared in a web of psychological manipulation orchestrated by a Peace Corps Country Director with sinister ties to military intelligence and the CIA. As he battled to uphold the values he believed in, he encountered a shocking reality: the Peace Corps, an institution revered . . .

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