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Beryl Richard Newman

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Remlick Gardens Cemetery

Saluda Courthouse Memorial
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Born:  November 02, 1911 at Baraboo, WI

Entered Service in the US Army from Baraboo, WI

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism May 26, 1944 at Cisterna, Italy

Died:  March 08, 1998 at the age of 86

First Lieutenant Newman, in the lead of his platoon, was fired upon by two enemy machineguns on the crest of a hill 100 yards to his front. The four scouts with him hit the ground, but Lieutenant Newman remained standing in order to see the enemy positions. Locating them, he called back to his platoon and ordered one squad to advance and the other to flank the enemy to the right. Still standing upright in the face of the enemy fire, he opened up with his Tommy gun. His fire was not effective and one squad was pinned down by the enemy fire. First Lieutenant Newman, in full view of the enemy gunners advanced alone on the enemy nests. He wounded a German in each of the nests and the remaining two fled into a nearby house. Three more enemy came out of the house and ran toward a third machinegun. Newman killed one before he reached the gun, the second before he could fire it. The third fled for his life back into the house. Gaining the house, he kicked in the door and went inside. Armed with rifles and machine pistols, the 11 Germans there surrendered to the lieutenant without further resistance, First Lieutenant Newman, single-handed, silenced three enemy machineguns, wounded two Germans, killed two more, and took 11 prisoners.

 

 

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