I too am one of the members of that storied troop, the first Peace Corps Vaccinators of Afghanistan, and met Beryl in Peace Corps Training in Vermont. She became one of my closest friends in the training group, and, although I never actually worked with Beryl in Afghanistan, I remained in close touch with her and often visited her and her team during R&R's at their "6-Pack House" in Kabul. After our cathartic experience in Afghanistan, our paths separated. I married Bernhard Niemann, a member of the German Volunteer Svc. (the DED) and moved with him to Germany, where I have been ever since. Beryl had met Bernie at about the same time as I did and was witness to our stormy courtship. We continued to keep in touch by snail mail and an occasional long-distance telephone call when I was visiting my family in Richmond, Va. Great was my joy when Beryl announced at our PC reunion in Vermont that she was retiring and would be moving to Turkey - she now would be practically around the corner! During the years that followed, Beryl often stopped over at our home in the Rhineland (between Cologne and Duesseldorf) on her way from here to there, and we always enjoyed seeing her. My daughter Rebecca, now 22, has known and loved Beryl since she was in primary school, and our dog and three cats also seemed to enjoy her visits, sleeping on her bed when she was there. I was a little out of sorts when Beryl developed a penchant for South America, which meant that she would not be swinging by our place anymore, but of course she stopped by to see Rebecca while she was in Nicaragua. That was Beryl. I understand from Theresa Murphy Woll, another member of our group, that she had just returned from a sailing trip and was busy planning another journey at the time of her sudden and untimely death. It's hard to believe that she will not be stopping by to see us again. It was wonderful to have known her and to have had the privilege of being one of her "Esteemed Correspondents". We miss her and grieve with her family and many friends.