101 Arabian Tales – Randy Hobler, Libya 1968-1969


Photos from Randy’s Service


Randy Hobler’s Peace Corps Story

Where and when did you serve? What did you do?

Served in Libya from October 1968 thru most of October 1969. I, like all my colleagues, was a TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language) teacher. Almost all of us were teaching 5th Grade.

What is one of your favorite Peace Corps memories?

In country memories are those that repeat…all the wonderful meals served by villagers to me so many times.

What is one of your least favorite Peace Corps memories?

When a barber in Tripoli was shaving my neck with a straight razor and cut both sides of my neck till it started bleeding.

What do you miss about Peace Corps?

The camaraderie during training. The interaction with villagers, very stimulating and fun.

What is something you learned in the Peace Corps?

Many things, but three big lessons were 1) To understand your own country, you have to leave it; 2) it’s only leaders who cause conflict and war, no one person on earth has any quarrel with any other and 3) the incredible brainwashing the American media has foisted upon the U.S. in terms of Israel.




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