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God Bless The Troops Honors Illinois Fallen Hero Marine Lcpl. Robert J. NewtonNewton was awarded the Purple Heart

Marine Lcpl. Robert J. Newton


21, of Creve Coeur, Illinois; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Aug. 23, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


Newton was a 2007 graduate of East Peoria 

newton7.jpgCommunity High School and joined the Marine Corps in 

June of 2007 and was serving his second combat deployment. He was previously deployed to Iraq in 2008.  RJ enjoyed hunting, rock climbing, and playing baseball. He also enjoyed time spent just hanging out with family and friends or driving his truck.
 
His Awards and Decorations include, the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment and the NATO Medal. 

God Bless The Troops Honors Illinois Hero Marine Lcpl. Robert J. Newton
God Bless The Troops Honors Illinois Hero Marine Lcpl. Robert J. Newton

Marine Lcpl. R.J. Newton - Compilation by rlmcguire
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