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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
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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