“A VERY special visit to Chappaqua” with honored Vet, Broadcast Personality and Author, “What I Fought For.” All are Welcome!
By Grace Bennett
Dave Mann, a World War II veteran who wears the Purple Heart honor, long time broadcast personality and author, will address our own Rotary Club and guests at Crabtree’s Kittle House on Monday, May 2 at noon. The Rotary is hoping New Castle can show him a hero’s welcome, says the Rotary’s Sandy Bueti.
Mann is the author of “What I Fought For.” The book is described as “a veteran’s love letter to America, her flag, and her freedoms.” He has been touring nationwide and has been featured widely, including on NBC.
Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Mann attended the University of New Hampshire as a pre-med student. He was drafted into the army in 1943 and spent three years in Europe as a combat engineer, Third Army, under General George Patton.
He was awarded the Purple Heart after action he saw at Normandy and Battle of the Bulge. He is now a “Life Member of Military Order of the Purple Heart.”
In 1946, he returned to Boston and graduated from Emerson College where he studied radio and communications. Since then, his broadcast career has spanned New England, New York, and the Midwest. Mann also does voiceovers and is heard on many regional and national commercials as well as documentaries
Attendance by any group of high school students and/or local vets are especially encouraged. Kindly RSVP to Sandy Bueti: firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Dave Mann Talk