All through October, we're proudly sharing the stories of U.S. Veterans. This week's spotlight is WWII air gunner and war correspondent Bill Newton.
Newton covered the Japanese surrender from the deck of the USS Missouri, and later joked with friends that he'd "left a ring in MacArthur's tub." He also reported village life in Spain under the Franco regime, and traveled with soldiers of Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist army during the Communist revolution in China. Newton was among 14 American news correspondents who died in the line of duty in a plane crash near Bombay, India, on July 12, 1949. Bill Newton is the maternal grandfather of MDNA Premier Vendor John Paff of Fort Wayne Marketing.
Are you or your loved one a U.S. Veteran? We want to celebrate your story too. Please send your story and photos to email@example.com. And thank you for your service!