Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Clinton T Newman

San Antonio, Texas

February 13, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army SSG

321st Civil Affairs Brigade

San Antonio, Texas

 Killed north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

Newman, 26, enlisted in the Army in July 1997 after graduating from Pleasanton High School, Pleasanton, Texas. He completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., as a Bradley fighting vehicle infantryman. He was then assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, Baumholder, Germany. In 1999, he served with 1st Armor Division in Bad Kruetznach there.

At the completion of his active duty enlistment, Newman continued his service as an Army Reserve Soldier. In 2001, he graduated from the Civil Affairs Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., and was assigned to the 492nd Civil Affairs Bn., Phoenix, Ariz. In May 2005, he was mobilized for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade.

He completed the Basic Airborne Course and later the Primary Leadership Development Course in 2000. He was promoted to staff sergeant in October 2003.

Newton also attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and studied criminal justice there.

His awards and decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NATO Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

Newman is survived by his mother and stepfather, Deborah and Bill Agnew of Pleasanton, Texas, and his father and stepmother, Fred and Deborah Newman of Big Spring, Texas.

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