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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 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 recalls the articles he wrote for
on the secret war
Mike Schmicker recalls volunteers being instructed on what to do if ever bitten by a suspected
Mike Schmicker and Kevin Delany discuss the first time Peace Corps volunteers
were allowed to own motorcycles
Mike Schmicker recounts how he gave "direct aid" to Thais by learning to speak Thai
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