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Sidney Earnest Manning
Birth: Jul. 17, 1892
Butler County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1960
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

World War I Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the US Army in Company G, 167th Infantry, 42n Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Breuvannes, France on July 28, 1918. His citation reads "When his platoon commander and platoon sergeant had both become casualties soon after the beginning of an assault on strongly fortified heights overlooking the Ourcq River, Cpl. Manning took command of his platoon, which was near the center of the attacking line. Though himself severely wounded he led forward the 35 men remaining in the platoon and finally succeeded in gaining a foothold on the enemy's position, during which time he had received more wounds and all but seven of his men had fallen. Directing the consolidation of the position, he held off a large body of the enemy only 50 yards away by fire from his automatic rifle. He declined to take cover until his line had been entirly consolidated with the line of the platoon on the front when he dragged himself to shelter, suffering from nine wounds in all parts of the body." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Family links: 
  Mamie Knowles Manning (1899 - 1977)*
  Sidney Hill Manning (1921 - 1995)*
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Little Escambia Cemetery
Escambia County
Alabama, USA
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7127165
Sidney Earnest Manning
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Sidney Earnest Manning
Added by: Don Morfe
Sidney Earnest Manning
Added by: Don Morfe
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- sjm
 Added: Dec. 15, 2016
RIP, Soldier.
- Mary Harper
 Added: Oct. 2, 2016
One of "General Pershing's 100 Heroes"!
- j. bradley
 Added: Sep. 23, 2016
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