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Rank/Name, Lieutenant Manne Perry Adams.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps.
Manne was born on Nov. 14, 1917 in Fitzgerald,Ben Hil County, Georgia.
Father, Joseph M. Adams.
Mother, Sarah (Manne) Adams.
Manne entered the service from Florida with service number # 0-114093.
Manne died during at the raid off Koiari, Bougianville (Operation Cartwheel), on Nov 29, 1944, he is honored with a Silver Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Manne is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
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Listed in the World War II section is Lt. Manne Perry Adams, was the first Sebring man killed in battle in the South Pacific during that war, according to a newspaper article.
The article said that in his last letter home to his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Morris Adams of Sebring, he asked them to settle his affairs.
“Don’t be uneasy,” he wrote. “This settling up of my affairs does not mean that I am in any danger. The chances are I’ll be killed by falling out of a coconut tree or being run over by a jeep or dying from boredom.”
But, he was killed in battle on Nov. 29, 1943, apparently a day before the letter was delivered to his parents.
A subsequent article said that Adams was killed while administering blood plasma to a wounded man. For his bravery, Adams posthumously received the Silver Star.
In a citation quoted by the newspaper article, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox wrote that the medal was issued “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidbility during action against numerically superior enemy Japanese forces near Koi-ari, Bougainville, British Solomon Islands, on Nov. 29, 1943. Attached to a company, which was under extremely heavy machine gun and mortar and sniper fire, Lt. Adams repeatedly ministered to wounded men while under fire.
“On one occasion, he unhesitatingly exposed himself directly to Japanese sniper fire in order to administer blood plasma to a severely wounded man and was instantly killed while performing his task. Lt. Adams’ courageous spirit, of self-sacrifice in behalf of the men under his professional care, and his valiant conduct in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”