Aubrey Newman

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Maj. Gen. Aubrey S.Newman
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Birth name Aubrey Strode Newman
Nickname(s) Red
Born (1903-01-30)January 30, 1903
Clemson, SC
Died January 19, 1994(1994-01-19) (aged 90)
Sarasota, FL
Buried at West Point Cemetery (41.3972° N, 73.9667° W)
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1925–1960
Rank Major General 2 Stars
Commands held Deputy Commanding General of the Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning
Chief of Staff of the Army Continental Command at Fort Monroe
Chief of Staff for the Iceland Defense Force
Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces College in Norfolk
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart
Spouse(s) Dorothy Tyson (Lt Col)

Major General Aubrey S. "Red" Newman (1903–1994) served in the United States Army for 34 years. Newman commanded the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. His cry of "Follow Me!" at Leyte rallied his troops and inspired American infantrymen for decades. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second-highest award for bravery, for his actions during this battle.

Newman was a contributor to Army Magazine for many years. His articles on common sense leadership were very popular and were later published in three books: Follow Me: The Human Element in Leadership, Follow Me II: More on the Human Element in Leadership, and Follow Me III: Lessons on the Art and Science of High Command. He also authored What Generals are Made Of. His books remain on the professional reading lists of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Marine Corps' Commandant, and the reading lists of many other military and paramilitary organizations.

The United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) recognizes outstanding junior leaders who demonstrate a commitment to developing their soldiers with the Major General Aubrey "Red" Newman award.

While a Lieutenant, Newman competed in the 1928 Olympics and finished 16th in the pentathlon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Aubrey Newman Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 

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