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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1994, THOMAS BARAKATT, Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa, died in a swimming accident while visiting other Volunteers on the island of Savai'i. Tragically, the accident occurred the evening of Mother's Day. Thomas had spent the earlier part of the day visiting his home-stay Samoan family, where he had given a gift to his Samoan mother. Later in the day, Thomas had prepared a dinner of pumpkin soup for other Volunteers who had gathered together on this weekend.<br><br>
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Thomas, a native of San Jose, California, began his Peace Corps service in January of 1993. He was a teacher at Avele College, an all boys high school outside of the capital city of Aoia. where he taught accounting and economics. The commitment Thomas gave went far beyond his school. At a memorial service at Avele College for Thomas, his pre-service training host father from the village of Samatau stated, "During the new Peace Corps cross-cultural training I chose Thomas as my 'son', thus making my aiga as his Samoan family. I chose him because he was humble. Last weekend, he gave my wife and my sister Mother's Day presents before he went to Savai'i. Every time he came 'home', he wanted to greet everyone in the family, and when he left, he said good-bye to each one of the family. It was his usual way of coming and leaving home."<br><br>
 
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His first year in Samoa, Thomas bicycled the coastal road all the way around the big island of Savai'i with his friend and fellow Volunteer Fritz Kuhlman. Together they snorkled and dove the reefs and volcanic pools of the islands.<br><br>
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These are the types of adventures that Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the world seek out in an attempt to enjoy life to the fullest.
 
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Thomas lost his life in his last adventure. There are those who think adventures of this sort are foolish. Those like Thomas could simply never
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The above was written by Larrie Warren and published in the Peace Corps Times, Fall 1994<br>
[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Benin#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Benin]]<br>
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Larrie Warren is/was the Country Director in Western Samoa.<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Burkina Faso#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Cameroon#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Cameroon]]<br>
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Wiki last updated 04-Sept-2010 by Thomas' younger brother, Michael Barakatt--<br>
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We miss you, Tom and look forward to the day we will see you again in Glory.
[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ethiopia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_The Gambia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ghana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Ghana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guinea#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Guinea]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kenya#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Kenya]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Lesotho#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Madagascar#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Malawi#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Malawi]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mali#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Mali]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mauritania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mozambique#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Namibia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Namibia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Niger#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Niger]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Rwanda#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Senegal#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Senegal]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_South Africa#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in South Africa]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Swaziland#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Tanzania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Togo#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Togo]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Uganda#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Uganda]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Zambia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Zambia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Cambodia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Cambodia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_China#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in China]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mongolia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Philippines#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Philippines]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Thailand#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Thailand]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Belize#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Belize]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Costa Rica#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Costa Rica]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_El Salvador#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in El Salvador]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guatemala#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Guatemala]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Honduras#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Honduras]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mexico#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Mexico]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Nicaragua#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Nicaragua]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Panama#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Panama]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Albania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Albania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Armenia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Armenia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Azerbaijan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Azerbaijan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Bulgaria#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Georgia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Georgia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kazakhstan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kyrgyzstan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Macedonia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Macedonia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Moldova#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Moldova]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Romania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Romania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Turkmenistan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ukraine#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Ukraine]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Morocco#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Morocco]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Bolivia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Bolivia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ecuador#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guyana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Paraguay#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Peru#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Peru]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Suriname#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Suriname]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_the Eastern Caribbean#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guyana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Jamaica#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kiribati#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Kiribati]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Micronesia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Samoa#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Samoa]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Tonga#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_of_Color | Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color in Tonga]]<br>
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Revision as of 22:21, 4 September 2010


IN MEMORY OF
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Other Volunteers who passed away while serving in Peace Corps.
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Source: FOIA request #10076 (June 2010)

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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1994, THOMAS BARAKATT, Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa, died in a swimming accident while visiting other Volunteers on the island of Savai'i. Tragically, the accident occurred the evening of Mother's Day. Thomas had spent the earlier part of the day visiting his home-stay Samoan family, where he had given a gift to his Samoan mother. Later in the day, Thomas had prepared a dinner of pumpkin soup for other Volunteers who had gathered together on this weekend.

Thomas, a native of San Jose, California, began his Peace Corps service in January of 1993. He was a teacher at Avele College, an all boys high school outside of the capital city of Aoia. where he taught accounting and economics. The commitment Thomas gave went far beyond his school. At a memorial service at Avele College for Thomas, his pre-service training host father from the village of Samatau stated, "During the new Peace Corps cross-cultural training I chose Thomas as my 'son', thus making my aiga as his Samoan family. I chose him because he was humble. Last weekend, he gave my wife and my sister Mother's Day presents before he went to Savai'i. Every time he came 'home', he wanted to greet everyone in the family, and when he left, he said good-bye to each one of the family. It was his usual way of coming and leaving home."

His first year in Samoa, Thomas bicycled the coastal road all the way around the big island of Savai'i with his friend and fellow Volunteer Fritz Kuhlman. Together they snorkled and dove the reefs and volcanic pools of the islands.

These are the types of adventures that Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the world seek out in an attempt to enjoy life to the fullest. Thomas lost his life in his last adventure. There are those who think adventures of this sort are foolish. Those like Thomas could simply never live any other way.

The above was written by Larrie Warren and published in the Peace Corps Times, Fall 1994
Larrie Warren is/was the Country Director in Western Samoa.


Wiki last updated 04-Sept-2010 by Thomas' younger brother, Michael Barakatt--
We miss you, Tom and look forward to the day we will see you again in Glory.