By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Aug 17, 2014 | 2:55 PM
Henry B. Mann Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. marketing manager and World War II veteran, died Aug. 4 of complications from dementia at Envoy of Denton, a nursing home. He was 93.
The son of Henry B. Mann Sr., an attorney, and Amelia R. Mann, a homemaker, Henry Bond Mann Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Evergreen Avenue in Hamilton.
After graduating in 1938 from Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Mann began working for C&P Telephone. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served with Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion in Europe.
Mr. Mann participated in major campaigns and battles including Tunisia, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Arno, Poe Valley and the North Apennines.
"He didn't talk about battles, but he did talk about cities he had seen and his friends," said a daughter, Lynn Mann of Salisbury. "It was very hard for him to talk about the fighting, but he was very proud to have been a soldier."