April 10, 1963
Interior Communications Electrician Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Richard Herman Mann, Jr., was born on December 15, 1939, in Danbury, Conn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Mann, Sr. He spent his early boyhood in Brookfield, Conn., and attended local Brookfield schools. He was graduated from Danbury High School in 1958, prior to entering the Navy on September 3, 1958.
His special interests were antique and model cars, playing golf, and studying U.S. history, especially that of the Civil War. Richard entered the naval service from New York City and received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. He entered the Navy's Electrician's Mate School and volunteered for submarine duty. He was accepted for training at the U.S. Naval Submarine School at New London, Conn., and was graduated in late 1959.
Richard was assigned to his first submarine, U.S.S. Tang (SS 563), operating in the Pacific, and on October 31, 1960, he was designated as qualified in submarines and was awarded the silver dolphins. He was selected for advance training in nuclear power, and entered the Nuclear Power Training Unit located at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Calif. Upon successfully completing the course of instruction, Richard was assigned to the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) on August 18, 1962.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.. Katharine Ann Mann; a daughter, Katharine
L., of New Milford, Conn.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Mann, Sr.,
of Brookfield, Conn.; three sisters, Elaine, Christine, and Linda, and
two brothers, David and Mark Mann.