Men and Women
In The Service
STANLEY J. MANELSKI, J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Manelski, 1212 Oak
Street, has recently joined the 307trh Airborne Engineer Battalion of
the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. as a paratrooper.
During the war, Private Manelski saw action with the famed 503rd
Parachute Infantry Combat Team at Corregidor and Leyte. He wears
the Pacific theatre ribbon with three battle stars and an arrowhead, the
Purple Heart, the Philippine Liberation ribbon, and the Presidential
Shortly after returning to the States in 1945, Private Manelski
re-enlisted in the Army and was sent to Europe to join the 508th
Parachute Infantry Regiment, remaining with that outfit until its
deactivation a few months ago. He then returned to this country
and joined his present division.
Private Manelski was graduated from the Wilmington High School
before enlisting in the Army six years ago.
[The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, Dec
19, 1946, main edition, page 40]
[courtesy of AF Scott]
Grave marker for Stanley J. Manelski in
Section A, Plot 3F, Grave 19C, Clark Veterans Cemetery, Angeles
(Pampanga Province), Central Luzon, Philippines.
attained the rank of MSgt and may have retired in the Philippines as he
was interred there following his death in 1985