Manuel A. Mancha, age 81, a 23-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Bullhead City, Ariz.
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Manuel was born in Big Springs, Texas, and was raised in Los Angeles, Calif. and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired to Bullhead City 23 years ago from Northrop.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Mancha; daughter, Dennese Scofield; two grandsons, James "Baci" Bacigalupo of Bullhead City, and Matthew G. Scofield of West Covina, Calif.; sister, Angie Romo of Monterey Park, Calif.; and many, many nieces and nephews.
I want to honor my grandfather today who was not only a veteran, but the only POW/MIA survivor living in Bullhead City. I honor him because if it wasn't for his strength, fortitude and will to survive and come back to his family and loved ones, I would not be here today to know and love the ones I hold dear to my heart, and to honor his sacrifices with continuing to live the life he helped give me by surviving his ordeal. I love him for being a rock in my life and I will remember him for the rest of my life.
by James "Baci" Bacigalupo (grandson)
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Apr. 18 to Apr. 25, 2013
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