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PRIVATE 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 Unit Citation.
   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.

Stanley attained the rank of MSgt and may have retired in the Philippines as he was interred there following his death in 1985

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