World War II veteran turns 90

July 28, 2013
  • World War II veteran Marvin S. Mann Sr., right, is shown with Guy Whidden, a fellow veteran and paratrooper during the Normandy invasion. They are shown standing next to a restored World War II Jeep provided by Don Blair.
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Marvin S. Mann Sr. of Hagerstown celebrated his 90th birthday with a large family party on July 20 at the home of his son, Mark Mann, of Hagerstown.

Forty family members and friends were in attendance with an “American Hero” theme, which highlighted his service during the German and Japanese theaters in 1945. 

Mann reminisced and shared pictures with his special guest and fellow veteran, Guy Whidden of Frederick, Md.

Whidden and his family are the authors of the book “Between the Lines and Beyond.”

Marvin Mann was a sergeant in the Army’s 322nd Medical Battalion and received a letter of recommendation for the Bronze Star Medal.

A restored World War II Jeep was brought to the party by Don Blair, a longtime friend of Marvin Mann.

Marvin Mann has lived in Hagerstown for more than 65 years.

He is a volunteer at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

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