Raleigh man honored for Army service
Posted June 9, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Retired Chief Warrant Officer Four Bennie Manning, of Raleigh, was inducted this weekend to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame.
Manning, a graduate of St. Augustine's University before his 1963 enlistment, spent his career in support of airborne operations in Germany, Vietnam, at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and at Fort Bragg. He was responsible for planning the delivery of air-dropped equipment, including that provided for emergency resupply.
While working with the 82nd Airborne Division over the course of four years, Manning set an Army record for efficiency resulting in the lowest malfunction rate in the history of airborne deployment.