Manley, Jack Robert, CSM

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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1972, 11Z50, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1950 - 1981

Special Forces
Command Sergeant Major

Ten Service Stripes

Eleven Overseas Service Bars

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Jan 29, 1990
Location of Interment
Fort Bragg Post Cemetery - Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Row 16, 439-A

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1969, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

CSM (Ret) Jack Robert Manley

Died of cancer 29 January 1990 at age 57. CSM Manley was a combat veteran of the 187th RCT during the Korean War and the 5th SFGA in Vietnam. He joined the SFA in April 1969 while assigned to Special Forces duty in Vietnam.
According to the Association records, he received his prefix 3 in 1955 while assigned to the 77th SFGA where he served from 1954 through 1958. Other SF assignments included duty with the 1st SFGA on Okinawa in 1959-65, including deployment to SE Asia on Operation White Star 61 -62; the 7th SFGA at Fort Bragg in 1966-68; Company D of the 5th SFGA in 1968-69; and a second tour in the 7th SFGA in 1970-72. He retired from active duty as an Infantryman with 31 years of active service in April 1981.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/2 Campaign Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal (10 awards), Combat Infantryman's Badge w/Star, Senior Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm (Unit Award), RVN Civic Action Medal (Unit Citation), RVN Civic Action Medal 1st Class, RVN Honor Medal 1st Class, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, 11 overseas bars, and Vietnamese Parachute Badge.
His survivors include his wife, Norma; daughters, Pamela Pittman and Nina Pairis, both of Fayetteville, and Sandra Hunt of Williston, SC; sons, John, of Frankfurt West Germany, and Gene and Rodney, both of Fayetteville; and nine grandchildres. Funeral services were conducted in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel at Fort Bragg and burial was in the Post Cemetery with full military honors.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Senior Parachutist
Special Forces
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team77th Special Forces Group1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1951-1953, 1745, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1954-1968, 1745, 77th Special Forces Group
  1959-1962, 11B10, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1966-1968, 11B10, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group (A)/Company D (IV CTZ) Detachment C-4 (Can Tho)
  1970-1972, 11Z50, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1962-1962 Operation White Star
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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