Vanny Chris MahanaPrivate First Class
D CO, 2ND BN, 5TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
28 July 1946 - 19 February 1967
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The database page for Vanny Chris Mahana
It is a great honor to post this memorial to a neighbor, a school classmate, and a outstanding serviceman whose dedication and sacrifice were testimony and a credit to the finest ideals of Vidor School, and the community of Vidor, Texas. Your life was far too short but you had an impact, and it will show generations to come that you helped to guarantee our freedom, that for every drop of blood shed, countless tears flowed. We all sadly miss you, and appreciate and will never forget your unselfish sacrifice.
He gave everything that he could for us.
God Bless Him.
From a "home-towner",
I got to know Vanny in Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk. We both ended up in Nam (I was in Charlie 2/5 Cav). I was sorry to hear of his death, he was a true soldier and American.
From a fellow Skytrooper,
I am a fifth grade teacher. We are researching all
I didn't know you, but I did know boys like you who served in this war.
I just come across this page on my search for my family history. While I didn't know Vanny personally I feel I have a connection to him from having served in Nam also.
During my research I have found many of my cousins who served their country with pride and some have given all to protect the freedom of others!
I would just like to add a "Thank You" to a hero who gave all for his country.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009