WOODLYNNE, NJ, USA U.S. Marines 1STLT, 1ST BN, 6TH MAR, (BLT 1/6, 24TH MEU, II MEF), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC GARMSIR, AFGHANISTAN 07/17/2008
First Lieutenant Jason D. Mann, a former Woodlynne resident, was regarded as a consummate Marine and family man.
Lieutenant Mann was the brother of the former Camden County Republican freeholder candidate William Mann, an Iraq War veteran, a Haddon Township resident and a member of that municipality’s school board.
He was married to another Marine, Shannon Mann, 23, who lives with the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, in Quantico, Va.
He was highly trained and such a smart kid. He was quick on his feet and definitely could handle himself. Jason Mann was chubby and reserved in high school, but became athletic and more outgoing when he joined the military.
Jason Mann graduated from the University of South Carolina with a finance degree and from his Marine Corps officer’s class with top honors. He loved the decisions he was making and continued on his path.
His wife and child were his top priority; at the same time, he was definitely a true Marine. His wife understood and stood behind him.
Jason Mann hoped to finish 20 years in the Marine Corps and then, using his leadership skills and educational background in finance, become chief executive officer of a company. He was a leader in the Marines and wanted to be a leader afterward. He wanted to buy a house someday for his family.
In addition to his wife, child, mother and brother, Jason Mann is survived by his father, Orville, and a sister, Jennifer Cleaver.