With souvenirs from his time of service and stories of traveling up rivers to visit tribes which not long before had been head hunters, Glenn Smith of Gentry told students at Faith Christian School Wednesday about the Peace Corps and his service in the organization. The Peace Corps, Smith said, will be 50 years old next year. Smith heard about the opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps a few years after its creation by executive order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The organization’s purpose was to promote world peace and friendship with the United States, Smith said, He joined in 1965 and served in Borneo until 1967.
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News, Pages 1 on 02/10/2010
Print Headline: Students learn of Peace Corps and service on island of Borneo