Edward G. Mantor, Army command sergeant major

November 26, 2012

Edward G. Mantor, 96, a retired Army command sergeant major who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died Nov. 15 at his home in Rockville.

He had coronary artery disease, said his niece Donna Hrozencik.

Edward George Mantor was born in Utica, N.Y. He joined the Army in 1942 and served in Europe during World War II . During a postwar assignment in Germany, he helped manage the transport of supplies during the Berlin Airlift.

In addition to his service in Korea and Vietnam, he did tours of duty in France and Thailand before retiring from the military in 1973.

He had maintained a home in the Washington area since 1966 and worked in property management after his military retirement until shortly before his death.

His decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary A. Laser Mantor of Rockville.

— Emily Langer

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