Charles E. Newland Sr.
Branch: U. S. Army
Rank: Sgt. First Class
Status: Deceased Veteran
Date of Service: WWI
Home Town: Minerva Town- ship
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Charles E. Newland Sr. was born December 7, 1886 in Olympus, Harrison County, Iowa to Charles Monroe and Linnie Prose Newland. He grew up in Woodbine, Iowa and attended elementary school through the 8th grade at Woodbine. He attended two years of Normal School.
Charles entered the Army on May 7, 1917 in St. Paul, Minnesota and was sent to Camp Baker, El Paso, Texas for basic training. He received advanced training in engineering at Camp Baker as well. The Army then sent him to France with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Regiment of Engineers. He received the Battle Clasp for participating in the Aisne Defense, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and the Defense Sector campaigns. He was awarded the Croix De Guerre by the French nation, and the Silver Star and the Purple Heart from the United States Army. Charles was honorably discharged on June 19, 1920.
Charles Sr. passed away June 10, 1970 and is buried in Minerva Cemetery.
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