My Dad joined the Marines in 1933, became a trumpeter and sailed off
to China for eighteen months.  He was voted the top trumpeter in the
Asiatic Fleet and was in a crack unit in Shanghai, China.  After a six year
enlistment,  he returned to civilian life.   In WWII he was called back into
the USMC where he joined the Third Marine Division and trained for an
invasion of the Japanese held islands of the Pacific.  He fought on Guam
and then Iwo Jima where he survived both battles with no injuries.  On
Iwo Jima he was one of the three who sustained no wounds, most were
killed, in his company of Marines.  He stayed in the Marine Reserves after
the war and was called up with the Dog Company of Savannah, Georgia-
for the Korean Conflict.  His time served was a total of fourteen years.
His company commander in China was Captain David M. Shoup, who was
the Commandant of the Marine Corps when I went thorough boot camp
at Parris Island in 1960. 
Here he is in 1933 at 18 years of age.

Here I am in 1960 at age 18.

This is Pop at the Company Bulletin Board on Guam.
Here he is many years later at the Korean War Memorial in Savannah, Georgia.
Here we are after a good day of fishing!
He loved the Marine Corps, his country, GOD and his wife and children.  That is why he and many other did what they had to for this Country-the USA.  HONOR ALL WHO SERVED AND WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY ON THE DAY AND SAY, "REMEBER" WHEN GREETING

As for me, he will never be forgotten and the greatest source of pride is that I was able to wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor just as he did. 
Your loving son,
Capt. Jimmy Newman

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