Peace Corps
Thai 27
1969
 
 
 
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Excerpts from a telephone conversation in July 2005 between Mike Scmicker and Kevin Delany recalling memories and events from 36 years ago...in their own words.
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker was editor of the Peace Corps Thailand magazine (Lotus). Some articles and cartoons were highly critical of Nixon  and caused raised eyebrows in Washington.
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker recalls the articles he wrote for Bangkok newspapers on the secret war
in Laos
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker recalls volunteers being instructed on what to do if ever bitten by a suspected
rabid dog
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker and Kevin Delany discuss the first time Peace Corps volunteers
were allowed to own motorcycles
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker recounts how he gave "direct aid" to Thais by learning to speak Thai
Mike Schmicker Mike Schmicker recalls being given access to some tapes he used to write a fictional story about the bombing of the Ho Chi Min trail