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Fred and Donanne Hunter

TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Seven

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back, which he did. Then rebels took a nearby town Boende and moved toward Coq. Here’s his further account of what happened: Occasional bursts of excitement punctuate Jules’ mood […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Six

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Then rebels take a nearby town Boende. Here’s his further account of what happened: Later, when I go out to the pool, the old colon Lermusiaux sits alone […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Five

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Here’s his further account of what happened when he did: At the airport the Lions Club members who watched our arrival once again wait for Bugsmasher. But the […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Four

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Here’s his further account of what happened when he did: Having put in a good morning’s work, Jules is pleased at lunch. With himself. With the presence of […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Three

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Here’s his further account of what happened when he did: When I arrive at the Center, I see that the boys yanked the letters of our sign out, […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part Two

Following a precipitate evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Here’s his further account of what happened when he did: Now that the US embassy plane has landed, ANC Major Kwima, commander of the local garrison, comes […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, Return to Coq, 1964, Part One

Following an evacuation from the USIS post in Coquilhatville in the northwest Congo, Fred Hunter agitated to return. The embassy finally agreed that he could go back. Here’s his account of what happened when he did: A long low flight to Coq. Besides Maj. Kohlbrand, the Assistant Army Attaché, and his crewman, we are three: […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: CONGO, 1964, In Limbo in Léo, Part Two

Fred’s allowed to return to Coq. Is this wisdom? Or folly? Dinner with Thérèse and a whiny Martine. Thérèse orders her an avocado and a Pepsi and Martine is momentarily happy, smiling, looking about her, her legs dangling from the restaurant chair. When her order comes, she grins and her eyes seem as big as […]

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