Information requested for the Manning Veteran's Roll of Honor
1 Picture of Veteran in military uniform.
2 Rank & Branch of Miltary of Veteran
3 Years of Service (Year enlisted - Year discharged)
5 Any other military information about Veteran or other Manning Veteran (newspaper clippings)
6 If Veteran is deceased please list year of birth and year of death (where buried)
7 If married please list date of marriage and spouse's name (her maiden name if from the Manning area).
8 If children please list names (a short family tree overview is welcome --- similar to how the veteran information was listed in the Manning Centennial Book).
You can use Hugo Ress Jr. shown below as a reference.
9 I am interested in any/all old photos of Manning Veteran/War events such as parades, group photos etc. and newspaper clippings about Manning Veterans.
I realize this takes time to look up the information but many Manningites who frequent these web pages appreciate it.
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HUGO E. RESS, JR.
Hugo E. Ress was born October 9, 1930, in Lincoln Township, Audubon County, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Ress, Sr. The family moved to Manning when he was three years old, and he was educated in the Manning schools. He played on the football team, receiving many letters before his graduation in 1949.
Hugo enlisted in the army July 28, 1949, and took his training at Fort Reilly, Kansas, Camp Carson, Colorado, and Camp Stoneman, California, where he was placed in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Batallion, 29th Infantry Regiment replacement company. He left the United States for Okinawa in May, 1950, going from there to Korea.
Pvt. Ress was a member of a motor pool and his company was among the first to arrive in Korea after hostilities began. He was killed in combat near Hadong July 27, 1950, four days after arriving at the front lines. He lacked one day of being in service a full year when he met death, and was the first Carroll County resident killed in the Korean War. His parents, operators of a Manning cafe, hold with honor his decorations and citations, which include the Purple Heart with three gold stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense service medal, the Army of Occupation with Japan clasp, the Korea service medal with one bronze star, the United Nations Marksmanship badge, and the infantryman badge.
Hugo Ress Jr. is buried in the Manning Cemetery.
Section D Row #6 south - north.