SP4 Jimmy D. Mann was in the 1st Platoon 1969-1970

The Kid, Jimmy D Mann, Corso

With his wife at the 2002 Reunion

I have clear memories of Jimmy D. Mann (we always called him Jimmy D. or Jimmy D. Mann). I did not have a liking for country music or knowledge of the songs of Hank Williams until he serenaded us with his guitar whenever we stopped for the day into our NDP. He had the only guitar in the platoon. I seem to remember that he was on Blair's track, 1-3, but he's not listed as being on any track in our lineage page. I've pulled many a dismounted patrol and ambush patrols with him. by Pineapple

I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy!!
Loved the guy!! He could sing and play the guitar like none I've heard before!!
I talked to him over the years, and he told me his health was failing!
RIP Brother Jimmy D Mann!!! by Kid (Mike Davis)


Jimmy D. Mann, 64, of Arab died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Mann was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Marshall County to John L. and Wanda Hollaway Mann.

He was a graduate of Fairview High School, was a Vietnam Veteran and was a talented musician. He played piano for years with the Bama Joy Makers.

He is survived by his wife: Louise Mann of Arab; daughters and son-in-law: MaRanda Lynn Mann of Guntersville and Velinda Carol and Bryan Eder of Louisville, Ky.; granddaughter: Ella Eder of Louisville, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law: Roger and Katie Mann of Arab; and sisters and brother-in-law: Sandra Adams, Susan Kaiser and Delilah and Bob Morris of Arab.

He was preceded in death by a brother: John L. Mann Jr.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, March 23, 2013, at New Canaan Baptist Church with Junior Berry and Jimmy Aaron officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Garrett, Don V. Fleming, Mike McNeal, Ralph Richards, Jason Mann and Jimmy Cruze.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Warren, Stan Bradley, Jim Bradley and Matt Morris.






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