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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Colonel
Service Years
1938 - 1962
Home State
Utah


Location
Utah
Apr 15, 1993
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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1965
Service to 1962
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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1950 - 1950
Silver Star Medal
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
NEWTON, GEORGE R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George R. Newton (0-5786), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gal... 
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1950
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Lieutenant Colonel George Richard Newton (MCSN... 
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1950
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
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1950
Battle of the Pusan Permineter
Description
From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and equipment o... More
Memories
Leading the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade's advance was Lieutenant Colonel George R. Newton's 1st B... More
1950 - 1950
MarDet Tientsin-Peking
MarDet Tientsin-Peking
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Peking - China
Comments
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1941 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
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1940
Service from 1938
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
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1937
Prisoner of War Medal
Criteria
The Prisoner of War Medal commemorates military service as a prisoner of war. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, since April 5, 1917, has been or shall be taken prisoner or held capt... More
Comments
Detaining Country: Japan
Camp: Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai 31-121
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated

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American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
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World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
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National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
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