EDWIN KARL NEWMAN
|The Citadel Class of:||1939|
|Cadet Company:||B (4), C – Corporal (3), C – Platoon
Sergeant (2), B – 1st Lieutenant (1)
|Hometown:||Winston Salem, Forsyth County,
|Family:||Paul D. Newman (Father), Freda D.
Newman (mother), Stephanie A.
Newman (sister), Elsie L. Newman
(sister), Lucile A. Newman (sister),
Daisy Faircloth Groner Newman (wife)
|Branch of Service:||U.S. Army|
|Entered the Service from:||North Carolina|
|Battalion:||7th Infantry Battalion|
|Division:||8th Armored Division|
|Date of death:||26-Feb-45|
|Place of death:||Montfort, The Netherlands|
|Spot:||vicinity of Aandenberg|
|Gravenumber:||Plot D Row 7 Grave 14|
|Cemetery:||Netherlands American Cemetery|
|Other information:||Infantry – Business Administration
Hailing from Winston, this jolly, good-natured fellow acquired the name
of “Benny” from the Corps. “Benny” is playful and prankish, but he has
always succeeded in becoming serious when necessary. This fact can
be proven if we take note of the rank that he attained during his senior
year. However, his ability for telling tales (we sometimes wonder about
their veracity) and singing that “good ole mountain music” is surpassed
by none. “Benny’s” collar was never adorned with gilt, but he has
succeeded in maintaining fair grades. He took a very little part in extra-
curricular activities, but he was always ready to add his bit to a good
“bull-session.” Never a big social hound, nor a “lady-killer,” he
succeeded in maintaining his prestige in the “privateers.” Happy singing,
– Source: Sphinx 1939, The Citadel, p.223
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