North High School Wall of Honor
Frank Carl Manny, Jr.
Class of January, 1954
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Frank Carl Manny, Jr.
Carl graduated in the North High class of January, 1954. In May, 1954, enlisted in Des Moines at age 18. At the time of his enlistment, his next of kin was Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Manny, 660 16th Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 1463403.
Frank Carl Manny, Jr.
Year   Rank   Status
January, 1954 x Graduated x North Des Moines High School.
1954 x USMC/Enlisted x where and when.
April, 1954 x US Marines x Recruits 4th Rec Trng Bn Mcrd San Diego, CA
June, 1954 x US Marines x Recruit Training at the *Marine Corps Recruit Depot (USMCRD), San Diego, CA and at Camp Pendleton, CA. Trainee C Company, 1st Bn, 1st Infantry Training Reg Mcb, Camp Pendleton, CA
July, 1954 x US Marines/
x Trainee C Company, 1sttbn, 1 Stinftrngregt Mcb Cpen
October, 1954 x US Marines/E2 x H-S Btry 4th Bn 11th Mar 1st Mar Div, Mri 6 Pearl
April, 1955 x US Marines/E2 x H-S Btry 4th Bn 11th Mar 1st Mar Div, Mri-3 Camp Pendleton, CA
February 18, 1956 x Family x Married 1st wife, Claudette J. Updike in Los Angeles, CA
October, 1956 x US Marines/
x H and S Btry 4th bn 11th Mar (Rein) 1st Mar Div (Rein) FMF, Camp Pendleton, CA
February 18, 1956 x Family x Married 1st wife, Claudette Updike
date x Family x Married 2nd wife, Donna Maxine Nicholson (deceased/2009). Buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa.
date x Family x Married 3rd wife, Patsy Chambers
Apr, 1958 x US Marine Corps
x Enl Vol Res L-R 9th Mcrrd, Chicago, IL, Dpi 7, Quantico, VA
October, 1958 x US Marine Corps
x Enl Vol L Thru R Account 9th Mcrrd, Dpi, 18 Chicago, 4 Illinois
1957+ x Employment x Employed as Firefighter and paramedic for Des Moines Fire Department, Des Moines, IA
date x Retired x Eustis, FL
December 20, 2015 x Deceased x Eustis, FL
aft December 29, 2015 x Burial x Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA; Plot: Wall 1 Row D Site 17
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* San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA
United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, commonly known as "boot camp", is a 13 week program of initial training that each recruit must successfully complete in order to join the United States Marine Corps. All enlisted individuals entering the Marine Corps, regardless of eventual active or reserve duty status, will undergo recruit training at one of the two Marine Corps Recruit Depots (MCRD): Parris Island, South Carolina, or San Diego, California. Male recruits from the 8th, 9th and 12th recruiting districts (predominantly areas west of the Mississippi River) are sent to MCRD San Diego.
**2nd Battalion, 4th Marines
The battalion was reactivated on 2 September 1952 for the Korean War; however, they did not see action because of the end of hostilities. The battalion arrived in Japan as part of the Fourth Marines on 24 August 1953 and was assigned the mission of defending southern Japan. To maintain its combat readiness the battalion trained in amphibious operations on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The Fourth Marine Regiment was transferred to Hawaii in 1953 and here the battalion became part of the First Marine Brigade. The battalion then settled down for a ten year tour of duty.

Camp Pendleton, CA
left above: Training at Camp Pendleton;
Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA
Frank Carl Manny, Jr, 80, of Eustis, Florida passed away December 20, 2015. Carl was born December 14, 1935 and was the oldest son of Frank Carl Manny Sr. and Faye (Conley) Manny. Carl grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, graduated from North High School, then enlisted and served as a Marine in the Korean War from 1954 until 1957. He and Claudette (Updike) Manny were married in 1956. Carl was a firefighter and paramedic for the Des Moines Fire Department for many years. Upon retirement, he moved to Florida where he lived until he passed away.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Marcene and his second wife Donna (Nicholson) Manny. Carl was active in the Shrine for many years. One of his favorite things to do was fishing in Canada where the family had a cabin for many years.

Carl is survived by his wife Patsy (Chambers) Manny and his three children; Kim (Manny) Walker and husband Steve; Winterset, Iowa, Jeff Manny and wife Connie (Algoe) Manny; Peru, Iowa and Joni (Manny) Hall and husband Jim; Dexter, Iowa, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are pending in Florida. Per Carl's wishes, remains will be interred at the Veteren's Memorial Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Shriner's Hospital

Obituary; Des Moines Register; 12/29/15
US Marine Corps Seal

USMC San Diego, CA
USMC; Camp Pendleton, CA

1st Marine Brigade
US Marine Corps Insignia

Frank Carl Manny
U.S. Marine Corps
? Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division

3rd Marine Division

2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division/Korea

US Marines/ Corporal
National Defense Service; Korean Service; Korean Defense Service; Naval/Marine Unit Citation; Distinguished Unit Citation; Presidential Unit Citation/Korea; Korean Service; United Nations Service/Korea; Marine Presidential Unit Citation; Good Conduct

Get Correct Medals for Carl: National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Korean Defense Servicxe Medal;
Naval/Marine Unit Citation; Distinguished Unit Citation; Presidential Unit Citation/Korea;
Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal/Korea; Marine Presidential Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal
The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Frank Carl Manny's class page is:
Died 12/20/15.
Music: "Semper Fidelis"
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