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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

A greater destiny

Bennett pens book on uncle, Joe E. Mann


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 2:12pm

REARDAN – Byrne Bennett has made it his life's mission for the last several years to immortalize the story of his uncle, Medal of Honor recipient and Reardan native Joe E. Mann. Now, that mission is one step to completion. Bennett's historical fiction book telling the story of Mann, titled "A Greater Destiny," has been published and is available for sale.

Mann posthumously received the Medal of Honor, the highest recognition a military member can receive, after jumping on a grenade to save his comrades in Holland during World War II in 1944.

The first half of the 461-page book details M...

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