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Corp Robert E. Mann
Birth: Jul. 1, 1923
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1944
Menlo Park
San Mateo County
California, USA

World War II

I've recorded thousands of markers for American military veterans. The markers are special. They stand out, often with little flags blowing in the breeze next to them. Sometimes the person buried under their marker lived a long life, getting through whatever war they fought in, coming home, getting married, working a job, and having children and grandchildren that call them "Dad" or "Grandpa" (and for that matter sometimes "Mom" or Grandma".) They often joined veteran's organizations, and placed the flag lovingly in its holder outside the home during the special holidays like the 4th of July or Veteran's Day. Then, occasionally, I come across a marker for someone like CPL Robert E. Mann. The dates between birth and death are too short. I go to the library and wind through the microfilm until I find the date that I am looking for. For Robert it was August 10, 1944. A brief notice is on the front page of the local newspaper underneath the larger banner about all the battles and carnage swirling in Europe and the Pacific: "Died of Wounds"---Robert E. Mann, former Oxnard resident, graduate of Oxnard Unified High School and Ventura College. Robert entered the Army August 10, 1941. He served 17 months overseas until being seriously wounded in North Africa in a gasoline explosion on December 7, 1943. He was brought back to California to Dibble General Hospital in San Mateo where he died August 10, 1944. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George K. Mann, and 5 brothers." Heartbreaking. 
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  George K. Mann (1897 - 1976)
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Ventura County
California, USA
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57682590
Corp Robert E. Mann
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Corp Robert E. Mann
Added by: Valarie Vine
Corp Robert E. Mann
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- David Eastburn
 Added: Feb. 14, 2015
For CPL Robert E. Mann. Not forgotten.
- Valarie
 Added: Aug. 31, 2010

- Valarie
 Added: Aug. 29, 2010
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