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Marker for Medal of Honor recipient Joe Mann dedicated


Last updated 10/1/2020 at 12:27pm

Drew Lawson

The historical marker honoring Joe Mann is revealed by Mann's nephew, Jim Mann (left) and grandnephew, David Mann (right). Another one of Mann's nephews, Byrne Bennett (center) looks on. 

REARDAN - A crowd of around 50 people gathered at the Mann family ranch off Highway 231 north of town Friday, Sept. 18 for a dedication of a historical marker recognizing Medal of Honor recipient and Reardan native Joe Mann, who died at 22 after jumping on a grenade to protect his comrades in World War II.

The event began with a welcome message by Rae Anna Victor of the Jonas Babcock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A presentation of colors by the Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard then followed.

Mayor Gail Daniels led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, then "God...

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