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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Mann historical marker unveiled


Last updated 9/28/2020 at 4:24pm

REARDAN – A crowd of around 50 people gathered at the Mann family ranch off Highway 231 north of town Friday, Sept. 18 for a dedication of a historical marker recognizing Medal of Honor recipient and Reardan native Joe Mann. Mann died at 22 after jumping on a grenade to protect his comrades in World War II.

The event began with a welcome message by Rae Anna Victor of the Jonas Babcock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A presentation of colors by the Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard then followed.

Mayor Gail Daniels led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, then ...

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