|On July 21, 1999, I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Mangus, Sgt. Mangus' mother. She
asked me if I would participate in the opening ceremonies of The Moving Wall, in
Tarentum, PA, on behalf of her family. During the roll call of the 95 local names that are
on The Wall, I honored Sgt. Mangus by placing a white carnation on Panel 02W-Line 61
when his name was read. Mrs. Mangus is truly a wonderful, sincere person. We owe her
answers, we owe her 19-year-old son's life to her. She deserves this.
Thank you Mrs. Mangus for the sacrifice that you have made for my freedom.
Sgt. Arlie R. Mangus-BRING HIM HOME!
|This is me getting the carnation as
Sgt. Mangus' name was being read.
|Placing the carnation at
|On July 22, 1999 my picture was on the front page of our local paper. The caption in
the paper described how Mrs. Mangus asked me to honor her son. I cut the picture
from the paper, put it in a plastic cover and placed it at Panel 02W of The Moving Wall
along with this rosary for Sgt. Mangus.
|This is Mrs. Mangus laying the POW/MIA
wreath at the opening ceremony.
Below: Panel 2W Line 61
|This is the letter I left for Sgt. Mangus at The Wall
Washington D.C. 9/5/99