- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Peace Corps group that trained at New Mexico State in 1963 is returning to campus.

Half of the original members are scheduled Friday to visit the Las Cruces school for a special reunion.

Around 65 men and women came from all over the United States to train from September to December 1963 for a two-year mission in Guatemala.

The members say they joined the Peace Corps because of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas while they were doing their training.

The group is slated to have lunch at in the Corbett Center Student Union, tour the campus and have a picnic at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. They also will have dinner in Mesilla to reminisce about their time in the town.

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