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Oct 6, 2012, 1:09 AM

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Re: [377] Mud hut in Nepal, 1971

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You implied that you could find out if Sheridan Peterson's mud hut in Nepal residence claim had some factual basis.

I agree, he sure would have been noticed.

How about pinging your friends who might know?

Hey, I worked Swains Island on 20M. I was DX schooled by Snowmman himself.

Will be making some more radio HAHO jumps next weekend. Might even try a CB HT. 10-4?


PM or post me some dates and places as exact as
you can, rather than me having to dig this out of
Sail's posts. Especially anything about the route
he took in if that is known, what village(s) he lived
in ... anything of a factual nature.

I can definately make a few inquiries and it wouldnt
take much to get the ball rolling.

Has Sailshaw made any inquiries he can share?

Below was previously posted - - -

'In 1970 after working for the International Training Consultants developing curriculum on such topic as land reform, and village and hamlet finances, he and his Filipina wife went to Pokhara, Nepal where he wrote an eight hundred and twenty-six page novel protesting the Vietnam War. It was an eye-witness documentary detailing the grisly crimes committed by our troops and secret agents. Publishers would have nothing to do with it. The reading public did not want to know such things, they contended. Ignorance is bliss.

Peterson's two and a half years in Nepal were the happiest time of his life. He and his wife lived in a mud hut near the base of Annapurna. They had no running water, electricity, sewerage, nor heat. What's more they had no idea what was going on in the world, and he loved it. His two children were born in Nepal. Sheridan Jr. was born at the Sanabuwan Missionary Hospital in Katmandu. It was an ancient Rana Palace on a mountain top overlooking the city. His daughter, Ginger, was born at the Shining Mission Hospital in Pokhara. It was comprised of a dozen tiny British World War II Quonset huts. Peterson made the delivery. The British doctor, a very tough woman lib, declared that it was the duty of every father to deliver their child. Peterson insists that it was the most nerve racking experience of his life.

In 1973 broke, Sheridan returned to Vietnam and got a job designing curriculum for Lear Siegler Aircraft Ltd. at Bien Hoa Air Base...'


(This post was edited by georger on Oct 6, 2012, 1:25 AM)

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Post edited by georger () on Oct 6, 2012, 1:25 AM

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