ROBERT J MANIAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 105 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JAMES MANIAS

WALL NAME

ROBERT J MANIAS

PANEL / LINE

3W/105

DATE OF BIRTH

12/23/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/10/1971

HOME OF RECORD

ORANGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JAMES MANIAS
POSTED ON 6.23.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 11.13.2022

Ground Casualty

On May 16, 1971, a New York Times article described heroin use by American troops in Vietnam had reached epidemic proportions. The piece reported that 10 to 15 percent of lower-ranking enlisted men were heroin users, and military officials working in drug‐suppression estimated that as much as a quarter of all enlisted personnel, more than 60,000 men, were hooked. They added that some field surveys reported units with more than 50 percent of the men on heroin. In Vietnam, the drug was plentiful, cheap, and 95 percent pure. Its effects could casually be achieved through smoking or snorting, as compared to the U.S., where the drug was impure, only about five percent heroin, and had to be main-lined or injected into the bloodstream to achieve a comparable high. The habit, which cost 100 dollars a day to maintain in the U.S., cost only five dollars a day to maintain in Vietnam. SP4 Robert J. Manias joined the U.S. Army from New Jersey and trained as an infantryman. He arrived in Vietnam for a first tour of duty in October 1969. In the summer of 1971, Manias was on a second tour with the 1st Cavalry Division when on July 6th he was admitted to the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh in Bien Hoa Province, RVN, for a heroin addiction and blood infection due to unsterile needles. His condition failed to improve, and he expired four days later from pneumonia and septicemia. Manias was twenty-three years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “G.I. Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Vietnam.” New York Times (New York, NY), May 16, 1971]
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POSTED ON 12.23.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 6.8.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Robert Manias, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but it is an unusual time. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.6.2020

SP4 Robert J. Manias’ death announcement

SP4 Robert J. Manias’ death announcement. Taken from the Newark Star-Ledger, July 18, 1971, courtesy of Beth Zak-Cohen, Librarian, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ.
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