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A Bad Attitude
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Hello, I'm Dennis Mansker. Welcome to my "look at me" page.

Note: If you're looking for some of my other web pages, try these:
  • Chairborne Ranger, my Transportation Corps Vietnam website, has its own doman at

  • The Mansker Chronicles, my family genealogy site, has been passed on to a different family memnber; it can be found at

  • R.A. Long High School Class of 1963 is at RA Long 1963.

Okay, if you're still around after those redirects, here's what's available on this website:
Identity Alert
Note: I have discovered that there are several other individuals out in the world using the name Dennis Mansker. This is who I am not: I am the Dennis Mansker who is a 1963 graduate of R.A. Long HS in Longview, WA, a 1970 grdaute of Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA, a 1973 graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, a Left Coast political activist, disabled Vietnam veteran and author of A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam War, who also blogs at One Pissed Off Veteran.

In between and amongst all of this I attended Edison Elementary in Bristow OK from 1951-55; Tenmile Elementary in Tenmile OR from 1955-56; Mossyrock Elementary in Mossyrock WA in 1956-57; St Helens Elementary, Monticello Jr Hi and RA Long High in Longview WA between 1956 and 1963, with a short time out at the Castle Rock Jr Hi in 1958.

I worked at a variety of jobs between High School and the Army, including stints at Montgomery Ward in Longview, Pietro's Pizza in Longview, I sold magazines, encyclopedias and Bibles for a while, I worked at various mills in the Longview area, including R-W Paper and Long-Bell, and I worked at the Meier and Frank Dept Store at Portland's Lloyd Center and at Electronic Specialty out in East Portland. I also attended Portland State for two quarters in 1972.

I was also in the US Army at Fort Lewis WA for basic training, May-July 1967, and at Fort Huachuca AZ from July 67 to Apr 68. I was in Vietnam May 1968 to March 1969, where I was in the Transportation Corps: 543rd Transportation Company in Thu Duc and 151st Transportation Company at Long Binh.

I am now retired from 31 years of state service, all of it spent at Washington State's Employment Security Department, first in Longview and then in Olympia Washington..

If you recognize me from a previous life, please feel free to with me. I'd love to hear from you.


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