Roy Cecil Newsome

Roy Cecil Newsome

Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 23 May 1969 (aged 20)
Burial Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Row 8, Lot 35, Grv 1 (W-N)
Memorial ID 105367211 · View Source
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***Somers GI Dies In Viet Action***
SOMERS - Sp. 4 Roy C. Newsome, 20, of Sokol Road was killed in action in Vietnam May 23, in the Hamburger Hill battle, according to the Department of Defense.
He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Prior to entering the service he was employed by the General Electric Co. credit office in Hartford.
Besides his parents, Royal and Elaine (Buckle) Newsome of this town, he leaves his wife, the former Marlyn Penfield of Simsbury; a sister, Mrs. Lester Norrie of Windsor, and his grandparents, Mrs. Margaret Randall of Springfield, and Mrs. Nettie Newsome of Somers. Somers funeral home is in charge.

[Published in The Springfield Union (Springfield, MA), Wednesday June 4, 1969]

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SOMERS - The military funeral of Sp. 4 Roy Cecil Newsome, 20, of Sokol Road, who was killed in Vietnam May 23 in the Hamburger Hill battle will be Wednesday morning at 11 at the Somers funeral home. Burial will be in West Cemetery with full military honors. Calling hours at the funeral home are tonight from 7 to 9.

[Published in The Springfield Union (Springfield, MA), Tuesday June 10, 1969]

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Roy Cecil Newsome
UNIT: 501 Infantry Regiment (Airmobile) (Company B,1 Bn)
RANK: Specialist Fourth Class
son of Royal and Elaine (nee Buckle) Newsome
husband of Marlyn (nee Penfield) Newsome, Simsbury,Connecticut
KIA Hill 937,Quang Tin Province,South Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 24W Line 88
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SP4 Roy C. Newsome (B/1-501 IN) was awarded the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for wounds received which resulted in his death from multiple
fragmentation wounds 5 KM E-SE of Tien Phuoc, in the Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam.

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Sergeant, 101st Airborne Division, 501th Infantry Regiment, B Company, 1st Battalion
Who Gave His Life For His Country In The Republic Of South Vietnam

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