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 Sidney Earnest Manning

Sidney Earnest Manning

Birth
Butler County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Dec 1960 (aged 68)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial Flomaton, Escambia County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7127165 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 29 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7127165
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Earnest Manning (17 Jul 1892–15 Dec 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7127165, citing Little Escambia Cemetery, Flomaton, Escambia County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .