RIP A.L. "Tex " Mangham died today. November 22, 2016. Marine, 4th Marine Division. A.L. Was born 12/17/22. He enlisted in 1939 and was stationed at Boston Naval ship yard when the news of Pearl Harbor came over the radio.

He hailed from Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was Mayor for many years and the Airport is named after him. He was a great Marine and public servant.

During the War, he was a Navy Corpsman and earned the Silver Star and a Purple Heart after two Combat landings in the