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Era Mathew David Bryant

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Era Mathew David Bryant, 92, of Manhattan, died Thursday, September 26,  at his home.

Era was born in Independence on Nov. 8, 1920 to Mathew David and Ruby Pearl Bryant.  Era grew up in various towns in southeastern Kansas including Elk City where his grandfather had a ranch.  He graduated from Grenola High School in 1938.  In 1942, he enlisted in the Marines for the duration of WWII serving as a tail gunner in the Pacific theater from 1943 to 1944.  He reached the rank of sergeant and received a

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