Luther Manus Featured on Vietnam Reflections
The Wall That Heals moved onto Connecticut on Monday, but our weekly series Vietnam Reflection will continue through January of 2023.
Tonight, the story of Luther Manus Jr.
He spent over two decades in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.
In 1946, he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
After basic training, he served in Hawaii, the Philippine Islands and Japan.
He told Erie News Now, "some of those Army relationships are really extensive, one Retired Colonel who lives in Germany, we have been in communication for 60 years."
Manus, at age 95, is Gannon University's oldest living ROTC Graduate. "I am on the Army Retirement Rolls and I can be called back tomorrow, but because of my age, that is not going to happen. My mind is still sharp and I can help out in anyway they ask me."
Manus worked for the Erie School District for 18 years and is the owner of Manus Sunoco on East 12 Street in Erie.