Marshall Island Memories

They called themselves the Micro-8s in 1969 when they were the eighth group of Peace Corps volunteers to go to Micnonesia, in the western Pacific, of which the Marshall Islands are a part. Now they meet regularly to recall the significant time in their lives from the bond they formed in training to their two years helping change a small one-square mile of the world. They taught English and helped with the islands’ main cash crop, coconuts. Organizers of the recent reunion, Steve and Diane Kavalauskas were one of five married couples in the group. Their daughter is on an internship in the Marshall Islands where the whole group hopes to meet for their 40th reunion.