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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 02/11/1911 Baraboo, Wisconsin.  d. 08/03/1998 Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 26/05/1944 Cisterna, Italy.

 

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in Company F, 2d Battalion, 133d Infantry, 34th Infantry Division for action on May 26, 1944 near Cisterna, Italy.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Covering his assault by firing into the doors and windows of the house, 1st Lt. Newman, boldly attacking by himself, called for the occupants to surrender to him. Gaining the house, he kicked in the door and went inside. Although armed with rifles and machine pistols, the 11 Germans there, apparently intimidated, surrendered to the lieutenant without further resistance. 1st Lt. Newman, singlehandedly, had silenced three enemy machine guns, wounded two Germans, killed two more, and taken 11 prisoners.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: REMLIK GARDENS, REMLIK, VIRGINIA.

Beryl Richard Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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