Historical spot to honor Mann's ultimate sacrifice
Last updated 9/3/2020 at 12:41pm
REARDAN - Joe Mann lived in Reardan scaling church steeples and overcoming broken collar bones in football games because he didn't want to sub out before graduating from the high school in 1941.
He died at age 22 making the ultimate sacrifice in World War II, jumping on a grenade at age 22 to protect his companions from a German attack in 1944.
He posthumously received the highest war decoration for his highest sacrifice, the Medal of Honor, in 1945.
Now, his family ranch north of town is being designated a historical marker during a ceremony Sept. 18, 2020.
As a student, Mann, a.k.a. "Ti...