1977: Karl A. Manzer served in Tunisia in El Kef,Maktar and Sedjanine beginning in 1977

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1977: Karl A. Manzer served in Tunisia in El Kef,Maktar and Sedjanine beginning in 1977

1977: Karl A. Manzer served in Tunisia in El Kef,Maktar and Sedjanine beginning in 1977

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Karl A. Manzer can be contacted at t_framerayahoodcom

Country of Service: Tunisia

Training Group: Me & Bill Claybaugh

Cities you served in: El Kef,Maktar and Sedjanine

Arrival Year: 1977

Departure Year: 1979

Work Description:

Bill Claybaugh and I came in to serve as transition between gruops of wells health volunteers.I spent my first 6 months training a pump maintenance team for El Kef. Then I took over project supervision when Charlie Dugan left. I started the Sedjanine project with Steve McGoff. After my two years with PC I stayed on with CARE as country technical advisor for another year.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

After a year with CARE, I hired on with IMCO Services as a drilling fluids engineer.After a year in Tunisia I joined the international tech pool, living in the states and working in Egypt & Bolivia. The 1984 oil bust found me layed off and living in East Tennessee.I worked carpentry, logged and ran a small sawmill. In 1988 I discovered Timberframing and spent the next 16 years following that passion from Maine to Montana back to Maine and finally settling in Boone,NC in 1994.
In 2004 I was awarded a 100% disability by the Veterans Administration so am now retired.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Wow, What an oppurtunity and an education. My greatest lesson was the "inappropriate" solar heated school building I built. It made the kids sick because they weren't used to being warm.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Bill Claybaugh, Charlie Dugan, Steve McGoff, Carol Buhumowlski, the Zopffs and anyone else from the wells health group

Originally posted: August 30, 2006

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By karl a manzer ( on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm: Edit Post

I don't know how but my e-mail address is listed wrong. It should be " framers8@yahoo.com "thanks for correcting this. karl

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