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1st Lt. James B. Manning 


Born: 23 July 1914 - Wisconsin

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. John F. Manning

Siblings: 1 sister
Wife: Daisy

Faculty Member: 1939 -1940

    - Manning was the first man from the Midwest to qualify for military service

       through the Selective Service Act.

Hometown:

    - Washburn Wisconsin
Residence: 7742 West Monroe Street, Forest Park, Illinois

Enlisted:

    - 18 November 1940 - Illinois - Fort Sheridan, Illinois
Training:
    - Fort Custer, Michigan
    - Officers Candidates School

Serial Number: O&1283990

Training: 

    - Unknown

    - Unit: 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - landed at Utah Beach - 12th to 14th June 1944

    - first combat - 19 June 1944 - Valognes and Cherbourg, France

        - division entered Cherbourg on 25 June 1944

    - capture Fort du Roule, La Basse-Normandie, Cherbourg-Octeville - 26 June 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 26 June 1944

        - according to a note to his parents sent by his wife, Daisy, he was hit by

           shrapnel while sitting in a field eating rations

Buried:

    - Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France

        - Plot: A  Row: 18  Grave: 20

Memorial:

    -  Woodland Cemetery - Washburn, Wisconsin

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Silver Star




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