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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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Added by Al Moody
July 9th, 2013

In 2012 the Memorial Wall was in our town. I asked my son-in-law (who was Robert's Corpsman) if there was any name(s) he would like me to get a "rub" of. He told me Robert J. Newton. While I was watching the Sgt look it up in the book to find the panel and line... I saw that he was killed on Derek's birthday... tough times for our kids.

My heart is joined to Robert's parents in their grief.
Added by Rhonda McGuire VIP
August 16th, 2013

To the Newton family -- we have not forgotten Robert and the greatest of all sacrifices... Our prayers continue to be with you. We can be so thankful knowing that he was truly "Deployed Home" - and one day, you'll all be reunited again...
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