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Wittman honors local hero

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Congressman Rob Wittman stood before the House of Representatives in August to honor the life and service of the late Edward Colston Newton V. Newton, who was affectionately referred to as Coley, was raised in Westmoreland County and the Tidewater area. He attended Blue Ridge School in Albemarle County and went on to go to Ferrum College. Newton accelerated in football and was elected to the all-prep football team for his offensive and defensive skills.

When he enlisted in the United States Army, he quickly rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. Among his accomplishments in the military were graduating from the Army’s elite Ranger School and earning his Master Parachute Badge with the Army’s Airborne Division. Newton held several leadership positions throughout his military career and was deployed 16 times to Iraq and Afghanistan where he served in the Asymmetric Warfare Group and a contracted Operational Advisor.

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Edward ‘Coley’ Colston Newton V leaves his legacy.