WWII Indiana Veteran To Be Laid To Rest On Anniversary Of D-Day In Arlington Cemetary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carl W. Mann, Sr., of Evansville, passed away at the age of 96 on March 30, 2019.

Members of Indiana Chapter Six Rolling Thunder and Blue Knights transported his body from Gary Pierre Funeral home to Louisville, earlier this week, and he was flown to his final resting place in Washington, D.C. He will be buried at Arlington Cemetery Thursday, June 6.

If that date rings a bell for you, it’s because this June 6 will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a battle in which Mann fought.

An obituary from Courier & Press says Mann earned 7 Bronze medals and 3 purple hearts during his military career, and he often spoke at local schools on Veteran’s Day.

He was part of the second wave that landed on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion.

Read Mann’s obituary here.