Herbert Edward Mahn, age 96, died Friday June 16 at The Clare Bridge Unit, Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Wilton Connecticut. He was born at home and grew up in Stoneham, Mass. His family included his father Herbert Augustus Mahn, his mother Edith Maria Mahn and his sister Beverly Ruth Mahn (Surette). He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1940. After high school he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps. on various municipal projects in New England.
He once wrote that his ambition was to own a diversified farm. He was enrolled in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass when war broke out in 1941 and he enlisted in 1942. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. from the Armored School OCS.