We shall not forget


The Citadel Class of: 1942  
Cadet Company: I, D (4), D – Corporal (3), D (2), D (1)
Age: 23
Born: 3-Dec-21
Hometown: Latta, South Carolina
Family: Lawrence Albert Manning Jr. (father), Minetta “Minnie” Holland
Manning (mother), Florence E. Manning Bethea(sister), Grace
Tucker Manning (wife)
Rank: Captain
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Servicenumber: O-461032
Entered the Service from: South Carolina
Function: Company Commander
Regiment: 423rd Infantry Regiment
Battalion: not available
Division: 106th Infantry Division
Company: Cannon Company
Date of death: 21-Dec-44
Status: KIA
Place of death: Bleialf, Germany
Spot: not available
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot G Row 4 Grave 35
Cemetery: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Biography: In Honored Glory (2006)
Other information: Activities – Freshman football, Pee Dee Citadel Club, Varsity Boxing Team.
Major – History
– Source: 1942 Sphinx

Captain Manning Killed in War
Latta, March 7 – (Special) – Capt. James L. Manning of Latta has been reported
killed in action, December 21 in Germany. The message from the war department
was received here by his wife, Mrs. Grace T. Manning, and his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L.A. Manning.
Captain Manning had recently been reported missing in action in Germany.
He was a graduate of The Citadel, after attending the Latta public schools. He was
prominently connected throughout the Pee Dee section.
Captain Manning is survived by his widow, Mrs. Manning; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Manning, and one sister, Mrs. W.S. Bethea.
Source: The State, 8 March 1945, p.11.

Captain James L. Manning Killed in Action
A telegram received from the War Department Wednesday afternoon stated
that Captain James L. Manning of Latta, who was reported missing, had been
killed in action in Germany.
Relatives were informed several weeks ago that Captain Manning was missing
and nothing further had been heard from him until yesterday. Captain Manning
was a son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Manning of Latta.
– Source: The Dillon Herald, Thursday, March 8, 1945, p.1,5.

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Sphinx 1941, In-Honored-Glory, Ancestry.com, Sphinx 1941 & 1942, Find A Grave.com, Richland County Public Library, Helen’s Little Corner

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  2. Rob Squires

    Captain Jim Manning is my maternal great-uncle, so on behalf of all of my relatives, I’d like to thank everyone who played a role in establishing this fine website. I’m happy to say that both Jim’s sister, Florence Bethea, and his nephew, Charles Bethea, have visited Captain Manning’s grave at Henri Chapelle in order to honor his memory. Likewise, a shadowbox with pictures of him in both his Citadel cadet and U.S. Army uniforms, which also contains his Silver Star and Purple Heart medals, still hangs on the wall in my grandmother’s (i.e. his sister’s) house–and she remains alive and well at 99 years old.

    We will never forget…and may they all rest in peace!

    Rob Squires
    Class of ’86 – The Citadel

    March 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    • Rob, thank you and God bless you and the Manning family. Capt. Manning’s sacrifice and the sacrifice of the Mannings shall not be forgotten.

      December 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

  3. Charles Bethea, nephew of Captain Manning.

    Rob, that was a nice write-up.

    July 14, 2015 at 2:52 am

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