Newton, George Richard, Col

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1950-1950, 0302, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine Regiment
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1938 - 1962
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl Elizabeth Davis to remember Marine Col George Richard Newton.

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Salt Lake City
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Apr 15, 1993
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As Pearl Harbor was being attacked,  203 United States Marines in northern China were surrounded and captured by the Japanese.  They spent from that day until mid September of 1945 as prisoners of war.
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  Legion of Merit - 1950

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Legion of Merit


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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: 0-5786), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service as a Battalion Commander in the First Provisional Marine Brigade in Korea, from 7 July to 12 September 1950. With rare perception and keen professional acuity, Colonel Newton led his battalion in the breakout from the Pusan perimeter and the advance to attack Kosong and Sachon and assisted in the total defeat of a North Korean mechanized brigade. Subsequently moving to the east, his unit performed with distinction in the first and second battles of the Naktong River bulge and contributed to the decisive defeat of the North Korean forces. Although frequently receiving orders for immediate movement and commitment to action, Colonel Newton displayed outstanding initiative and thorough planning in his capable execution of all missions. His exemplary determination and fearlessness while under enemy fire inspired his battalion to successful operations in support of the United Nations' efforts to restore peace in Korea. His tenacious devotion to duty and signal achievements reflect great credit on himself and the United States Marine Corps.

Action Date: July 7 - September 12, 1950

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Commanding Officer

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 1st Provisional Marine Brigade
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