SSG Clarence Mann Jr., WWII USA Ret., Annapolis, 13 Aug 2016

The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to be requested by the family of SSG Clarence E. Mann Jr., to escort him to his final resting place.  SSG Ernie Mann died 11 August 2016.  He was 95, and a veteran of the US Army (1942-1966) who saw combat on D-Day, as a combat infantry soldier and later as a tank commander.  He was assigned to the 29th Division, 115th Infantry, landed on Omaha Beach as part of the second wave.  The 29th Infantry Division fought in the Battles of Brest, Julich and on to the Elbe River.  They had 5,948 casualties and earned the title “The Fighting 29th.”  After the war he remained in Germany as part of the occupying forces.  When he returned stateside, he got a job as postal Clerk which he held until his retirement.  He remained in the MD National Guard until he retired from military service in 1966.   He is survived by a loving family, and will be sorely missed.  SSG Mann was truly part of "The Greatest Generation."

Brief services will be held at the Hardesty Funeral Home, Annapolis, MD.  Interment will be in Lakemount Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Central Avenue (Route 214), Davidsonville, MD.  We will render honors at each location.  

Service:  13 August 2016
1100 Hrs.    Stage at Hardesty Funeral Home, #12 Ridgley Ave, Annapolis, MD
1130 Hrs.    Brief
1150 Hrs.    Render Honors via hand salute as casket transferred to hearse.
1300 Hrs.    KSU, Escort SSG Mann to his final resting place at Lakemount Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bring something cold to drink to stay hydrated.  Weather forecasts indicate HOT WEATHER, temperature in the upper 90’s.  

Ride Captains:  Bruce Robocop Gentile @ 301-542-6707
           Bill Johnston @ 410-507-9176

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