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FW: Volunteers Justin Bhansali and Jesse Thyne (fwd)

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  • Susan Peterson
    I hope you all are having a safe and Happy New Year. I just thought you all might be intersted in this sad information and take a moment to include the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 12, 2000
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      I hope you all are having a safe and Happy New Year. I just thought you
      all might be intersted in this sad information and take a moment to
      include the families and friends of these men in our thoughts and prayers.

      Sue

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      Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:20:04 -0800
      From: Peace.Corps@...
      To: peterssu@...
      Subject: FW: Volunteers Justin Bhansali and Jesse Thyne



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      > Joel
      > Subject: Volunteers Justin Bhansali and Jesse Thyne
      >
      > TO: All Peace Corps Staff
      >
      > FROM: Mark L. Schneider, Director
      >
      > It is with deep regret and sadness that I inform you of the deaths of
      > Volunteers Justin Bhansali and Jesse Thyne, who died in a car accident
      > Friday, January 7, in Guinea, West Africa. Justin and Jesse, both 24 years
      > old, were in the rear seats of a taxi with a third Volunteer when their car
      > was hit by a truck near the town of Pita, Guinea at about 5:30 p.m. local
      > time Friday. The third Volunteer, Danielle Monty, 27, was not seriously
      > injured.
      >
      > Justin, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Jesse, of Pasadena, California, were
      > both secondary math teachers in the Labe region in the north of Guinea,
      > where they had served as Volunteers since June 1998. Justin received his
      > bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1998 from the University of
      > Missouri, while Jesse received his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1998
      > from the University of California-Santa Cruz.
      >
      > Guinea Country Director Kathy Tilford and APCD George Greer will return to
      > the United States to attend the funerals of Justin and Jesse, which will be
      > held on Wednesday, January 12 and Saturday, January 15, respectively.
      > Justin is survived by his parents, Kirit and Judith Bhansali of Huntsville,
      > and a sister, Jennifer Bhansali, a student at the University of Missouri.
      > Jesse is survived by his parents, Patrick and Rebecca Thyne of Pasadena, a
      > sister, Shannon Thyne of San Francisco, and a brother, Brendan Thyne of
      > Pasadena.
      >
      > All of us in the Peace Corps family are deeply saddened by Justin's and
      > Jesse's deaths. They were both outstanding and dedicated Volunteers who
      > represented the best traditions of the Peace Corps and who made enormous
      > differences in the lives of many people in Guinea. Our thoughts and prayers
      > are with their families and friends.
      >
      >
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