Author and Public Servant

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh

“Roger Parent’s stories of growing up in a French village in Maine and of his years in Thailand as a member of its first Peace Corps group is an important account of Peace Corps’ earliest days. I knew Peace Corps from its beginning and advised its Director, Sargent Shriver. Notre Dame trained the first volunteer group in 1961which served in Chile. The Peace Corps idea is powerful, but equally powerful were the first volunteers who in a real sense created Peace Corps. Roger also directed Peace Corps in Haiti and Grenada. His book should be read by all persons interested in Peace Corps, especially those wishing to serve.”


Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame


Rev.Theodore Hesburgh with Roger Parent 2011

Rev.Theodore Hesburgh with Roger Parent 2011


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