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Chief Warrant Officer Herbert H. (Sonny) Newman passed away April 18, 2014, in Overland Park, Kan. He was born in Maysville, Mo., on Nov. 18, 1919, to George B. and Odessa Newman. He graduated from high school in Plattsburg, Mo., in the late 1930's. In August, 1942 he enlisted in the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He married Esther Irene Emmerich on Oct. 12, 1948, in Troy, Kan. CWO Newman spent 30 years in the Army, some of which was spent in the Army National Guard in Troy. He was a supply officer in the 17th Infantry Regiment during the Korean Conflict. During the Vietnam War, his first tour was spent as supply office to U.S. Army Headquarters, Vietnam. A second tour saw him assigned to the Third Regional Assistance Command Headquarters as a staff officer at Bien Hoa. On April 30, 1972, he returned to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and retired from active duty. CWO Newman was decorated on several occasions for personal achievements and was entitled to eight U.S. Army service awards plus one from a foreign government. Upon retirement in April, 1972 he and his wife made their home in Lawton, Okla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther in 1997. In 1999 he moved to Overland Park to be near family members. Survivors include two sons, Terrance A. Newman of Overland Park, and Stephen K. Newman of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Lingo of Liberty, Mo.; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Kansas Masonic Lodge #55 in Troy, and a past member of the National Sojourners and Heroes of '76'. Funeral services for Chief Warrant Officer Newman will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Bailey & Cox funeral chapel in Plattsburg. Local arrangements will be made under the directions of Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service of Plattsburg.
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 20, 2014
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