PARAMARINES Manning, Robert Lee

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  • SURNAME
Manning
  • FORENAME
Robert Lee
  • UNIT
former 1 Marine Parachute Regiment (Company B)
  • RANK
Second Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
0-10051
  • DATE OF DEATH
10th March 1945
  • AGE
34
  • GRAVESITE
Chattanooga National Cemetery,Chattanooga,Tennessee Section Y Site 311
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Hixson,Tennessee
born 29.11.1910 Chattanooga,Tennessee
1 MPBn (Sgt)
awarded Navy Cross (Gavutu 1942)
1 MPR (Company B) 1944
28th Marine Regiment (Company C,1 Bn)
KIA Iwo Jima
 

DATE OF DEATH:

10-Mar-1945

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/manning-robert-lee.39515/

CITATION:

Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Sergeant Robert L. Manning (MCSN: 10051), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the FIRST Parachute Battalion, FIRST Marine Division, during the assault on enemy Japanese forces at Gavutu, Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942. When the progress of Company B was retarded by heavy sniper opposition, Marine Gunner Manning, with utter disregard for his extreme danger, led a courageous attack on a heavily barricaded three-inch gun emplacement from which the deadly fire was emanating. Charging forward against the withering blasts of hostile weapons, he unhesitatingly plunged through the entrance and, while engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat, overpowered and killed the officer in command. Marine Gunner Manning's daring, aggressive, and gallant conduct contributed immeasurable to the elimination of a strong Japanese position and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/8199
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