joe mann


This handsome devil, holding the flag, is Joe Mann. He was a private first class in H company 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. He joined the army at the age of 20 and received his basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Joe wanted to become a pilot, but an old football injury prevented that, so he decided to join the paratroopers.He was a Toccoa man! As part of G company of the Five-Oh-Sink, he knew what it was like to run Mount Currahee. He knew the bond that existed between that special bunch of fellas. 

Because a sergeant didn’t like him very much though, he was transferred to H company 502nd pir, where he would serve for the remainder of the war. A problem with his back prevented him from jumping into Normany with his brothers, but he was there for Operation Market Garden.

As a scout for his platoon, he fought many one man battles during the first hours of the operation. In 2 days of hard fighting, he suffered 4 wounds. One bullet through each shoulder. One bullet through each arm. He also single-handedly destroyed an enemy position (an 88mm gun position with ammo dump), and fired on the enemy from an exposed position until he was too hurt to go on. 

Joe went to the aid station and had both his arms bandaged to his body. But that didn’t stop Joe from returning to the front lines. That night, he insisted on going on guard duty, despite his injuries. The next morning, the Germans attacked the position that Joe and his buddies held in force. When a German hand grenade fell a few feet away from Joe, he didn’t hesitate. He couldn’t grab it to throw it away, so he threw himself on top of it, shouting “Grenade!” at his buddies to warn them. By doing so, he gave his life to save the lives of his buddies. 

He is one of many whose story deserves to be told. So whenever I walk past the monument you see above, I think about him and I salute him for his bravery and selflessness. He was awarded the United States Medal of Honor for his actions above and beyond the call of duty. I think his biggest reward was that he was able to save the lives of his friends.


There’s no better than Joe Sugg with glasses. He’s looking way too hot with them 😍😏

Guys would you read my blog if I start one? I really wanna write again cause I love writing so much. Zoe is my little inspiration to start a blog. What do you guys think? Yay or nay

Planet Fitness cancels woman's membership after her complaints of transgender woman in locker room

A Midland County woman’s gym membership was canceled after she refused to stop telling fellow gym members “a man” was using the woman’s locker room.

Yvette Cormier said the incident occurred Saturday, Feb. 28, when she entered the women’s locker room at the Planet Fitness location at 701 Joe Mann Boulevard in Midland.

“I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier said. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”

Cormier said an employee at the front desk told her that the individual identifies as a woman.

After taking her complaints to Planet Fitness’ corporate office, Cormier said she was told that the gym was a “no judgement zone” and they would not tell the individual in question to stay out of the women’s locker room. The person has not been identified.

The slogan “Judgement Free Zone” is regularly used by Planet Fitness.

A statement released by McCall Gosselin, public relations director for Planet Fitness, states that members can use the locker room corresponding with their personal gender identity.

Cormier disagrees with the policy and feels it’s a safety issue.

According to Cormier, she returned to the gym each day between Monday and Thursday. While there, Cormier said she told women in the locker room about the individual she observed in the bathroom the weekend before.

Cormier said she then got a call from Planet Fitness’ corporate office telling her that she was violating their “no judgement” policy. She says they asked if she was going to stop talking to other women in the locker room and she said she would not.

Cormier said the representative told her she was no longer welcome at the gym.

The statement released by Gosselin confirms that Cormier’s actions led to the cancellation of her membership, though the statement does not go into details of the situation.

Here is a look at the statement, in full:

“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members. Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity. The manner in which this member expressed her concerns about the policy exhibited behavior that management at the Midland club deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was cancelled.”

“I feel it’s kind of one sided,” Cormier said about the policy. “I feel like I am the one who is being punished.”

She feels Planet Fitness could provide a third locker room for transgender people.

The women’s locker room offers private changing stalls and includes bathroom stalls with doors.

According to Alison Gill, senior legislative council for the Human Rights Campaign, the gym is within its rights to create a policy that welcomes members to use the locker room corresponding with their gender identity.

“They have that right,” she said.

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