Vanny Chris Mahana

Private First Class
Army of the United States
28 July 1946 - 19 February 1967
Vidor, Texas
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Vanny Chris Mahana

15 Oct 2002


It is a great honor to post this memorial to a neighbor, a school classmate, and a outstanding serviceman whose dedication and sacrifice were testimony and a credit to the finest ideals of Vidor School, and the community of Vidor, Texas. Your life was far too short but you had an impact, and it will show generations to come that you helped to guarantee our freedom, that for every drop of blood shed, countless tears flowed. We all sadly miss you, and appreciate and will never forget your unselfish sacrifice.

He gave everything that he could for us.

God Bless Him.

From a "home-towner",
John Murdock

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Vidor, Texas, Vietnam Memorial

30 Jun 2003

I got to know Vanny in Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk. We both ended up in Nam (I was in Charlie 2/5 Cav). I was sorry to hear of his death, he was a true soldier and American.

From a fellow Skytrooper,
Ray Long

21 May 2004

I am a fifth grade teacher. We are researching all
the brave soldiers who served and died in the Vietnam War.
It is important that the children never forget
those who have given their lives with honor and pride.

I didn't know you, but I did know boys like you who served in this war.
Thank your for bravely fighting for our country.
You will always be remembered as a hero.

Mrs. Schwedhlem
E-mail address is not available.

13 Dec 2005

I just come across this page on my search for my family history. While I didn't know Vanny personally I feel I have a connection to him from having served in Nam also.

During my research I have found many of my cousins who served their country with pride and some have given all to protect the freedom of others!

I would just like to add a "Thank You" to a hero who gave all for his country.
Until we meet later Rest In Peace

Jack Parker
MSgt, US Air Force Retired
4600 Hwy 52 S #26
Minot, ND 58701

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