Grave marker for Manuel M. Lira in
Section V, Site 4013 of the Golden Gate National
Cemetery, San Bruno (San Mateo county), California.
Manuel enlisted in the Army ca.
November 1943 and was transferred into Company B,
508th PIR on 30 October 1943.
Pvt Lira jumped into Normandy on
D-Day and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge
as well as the Bronze Service Arrowhead device
participation in Normandy assault. He was
appointed to the grade of Pfc on 1 January 1945.
Pfc Lira re-enlisted on 15 June
1946. It is nor known when his final discharge