Marvin George Manternach

Marvin George Manternach
U.S. Army
Private First Class (PFC) [E-3]
Marvin George Manternach grew up on his family’s farm in Delaware County. He attended the rural Ryan Community School District and then worked on his father’s farm before being drafted by the Army. He was inducted in January 1966 and trained as an infantryman. PFC Manternach arrived in South Vietnam in December 1966. Five days into his tour he was killed in action. PFC Manternach died on December 23, 1966 while trying to bury an anti-tank mine. The mine inadvertently detonated, and subsequently detonated an unknown hostile explosive, killing PFC Manternach outright. The 22-year-old’s body was recovered and returned to Iowa. A funeral service was held at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church and his body was buried at the Calvary Cemetery, both in Ryan.
City of EntryManchester
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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