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Son Tay Raid commander Leroy Manor dies at 100 | Air Force Times

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Just four days after his birthday, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Leroy Joseph Manor dies at 100 after struggling with his health for months. The manor is widely known for commanding the special operations raid on the Son Tay prison compound in Vietnam. He served the military for nearly 35 years. He was commissioned into the Air Force as a P-47 pilot in 1943 and has flown 72 combat missions in Europe with the 358th Fighter Group. Manor had been in hospice care and has left his daughter and two sons.

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