Private First Class Manis was a member of Headquarters Company, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He had a vehicle accident and was taken to the 121st Evacuation Hospital where he died on December 15, 1953.
Kingsport Times-News 31 January 1954.
The body of Pfc. Herman Manis, who died in Korea last December 15 of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident, will arrive in Kingsport Monday afternoon and will be taken to his home at 109 Frank L. Cloud Apartments. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. D. W. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with DeWitt Byrd Post. Veterans of Foreign War, in charge of military rites at the grave. Private Manis was born in Sullivan County. He entered the Army in November, 1952. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Bowser Manis; thee children, Linda, Victoria and Herman Lee Manis, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manis, Kingsport, Route 4; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Steadman and Mrs. Lucille Collier, Kingsport, and Mrs. Ollie Falin, Charlotte, N.C.; and five brothers, Frank, Jr., Paul and Ernest Manis, Kingsport; Andy J. Indianapolis, Ind., and Billie Manis, Highpoint, N.C.