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CARL WILLIAM MANN


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 10/27/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    PFC Carl W. Mann was a Wireman, a field communications specialist, serving with Communication Platoon, Headquarters & Service Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Marine Division. At 6:45 PM on September 21, 1965, C Company reported that PFC Mann was missing in action. Patrols were sent to the area where he was last seen, southeast of the Tuy Loan Bridge in Quang Nam Province, RVN, with negative results. The following day, a patrol from C Company searching the west bank of the Song Yen River spotted a body in the water. Further investigation indicated that it was the body of Mann. A member of the platoon retrieved the body from the water. The body was clothed with boots, trousers, and a utility shirt on one arm. The feet were bound with heavy twine and drawn up behind the back, and the right arm was bound to the body. Six bullet holes were visible in different parts of the body. The remains were evacuated where doctors estimated that it had been in the water 24 hours. An investigation was conducted, and it was apparent that Mann had disobeyed a directive from the C Company Commander and existing Battalion directives by going out alone to repair the wire communication line. An intelligence report was later received from native informers that Mann saw 4 or 5 Viet Cong approaching his location and fired on them, killing one Viet Cong and wounded another before being wounded himself and taken prisoner. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, September 1965]
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Carl William Mann, Served with the Communications Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/9/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Carl William Mann, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • My Dada Buddy in the Corps

    Posted on 7/9/15 - by Laura M. Huger (Langdeau) huger.laura@gmail.com
    Growing up we would go to DC and rub his name from the wall. My father would stand and hold his hand on his name and then geton one knee for a long period of time. He always said Carl was one of his best buddies. I never understood until I too became a Marine. My father was Robert R. Langdeau aka Duelang. If anyone can share any stories of them it would mean so much as he passed away in June of 2003. I still have the rubbing of Carl's name from when I was little knowing how much he meant to my dad. The pictures on this site are the first time as a 34 year old woman I have ever seen Carl's face. God Bless you Marines. Semper Fi
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 9/21/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
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