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1st Lt. Jason D. Mann

1st Lt. Jason D. Mann 1st Lt. Jason D. Mann

1st Lt. Jason D. Mann, 29, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when the roof of a building collapsed on him.
Born March 24, 1979, in Woodbyne, N.J., he was the son of Orville Mann of Pine Grove, Pa., and Alfina Mann of Woodbyne, N.J.
A graduate of Collingswood (N.J.) High School, he enlisted in the Marine Corps on Nov. 3, 1997, and was an Arab linguist, reconnaissance professional and ground intelligence officer with the Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He achieved the rank of staff sergeant before receiving a commission as a second lieutenant on May 6, 2005. In 2005, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance and economics from the University of South Carolina. After completing basic school, Infantry Officers Course and the Ground Intelligence Officer Course, Mann reported to 1st Battalion 6th Marines for duty as the battalion’s assistant intelligence officer and, later, the battalion’s scout sniper platoon commander. He was an honor graduate of his Officer Candidates’ School class and recipient of the physical fitness award, and received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation and two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Nicole Mann; a daughter, Isabella Caroline Mann; three brothers, William, Mickey and Brian Mann; two sisters, Jennifer Cleaver and Tracey Mann; and his grandparents, Kermit and Wilma Smith of Lanesville.
Visitation: Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Stafford, Va.
Funeral: Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford followed by burial at noon in Quantico National Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Isabella Mann for a trust to be established in her name at 60 Greenridge Drive, Stafford, VA 22554.