McMANUS, KEVIN JOSEPH RIP - 07/31/08 after a long illness.
Kevin McManus was buried Oct 16, 2008 in Arlington.
Name: Kevin Joseph McManus Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force Unit: 390th TFS Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Babylon NY Date of Loss: 14 June 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 212300 North 1063700 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C Missions: 140+ Other Personnel in Incident: Edward Mechenbier, returnee
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.
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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO
KEVIN J. McMANUS Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: June 14, 1967 Released: February 18, 1973
Having successfully completed a joyful (to say the least) flight from Hanoi to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, my wife and I have continued our honeymoon first in Washington, D.C. (with side tips to New York where both our families live) and now in North Carolina where I am currently enrolled in the graduate school of business. The deluge of letters from bracelet-wearers, well-wishers and many old friends has been quite an emotional uplift. We have enjoyed answering those letters and telegrams and just hope that none have been lost and unanswered.
Thank You and God Bless.
================================= Kevin McManus retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. He and his wife Mary Jane reside in Virginia.
March 1999 Kevin (Rory) McManus, the youngest of Kevin and Mary Jane's seven children, died peacefully on Friday evening, March 19 after a valiant, but ultimately unsuccessful, two year battle with a cancerous brain tumor. Those who knew him will miss him dearly, for he was a bright light that shone for nearly 16 years. ==========================================
Kevin McManus, 65; Vietnam War POW
By Patricia Sullivan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 10, 2008; C07
Kevin McManus, 65, an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war and later retired as a lieutenant colonel, died of lung cancer July 31 at his home in Oakton...