Virginia Heroes

Ralph Burns Newlen

Sergeant, Army

Born: August 1, 1921
Hometown: Highland County, Virginia
Entered: June 26, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: September 14, 1944
Died In: France

Sergeant Newlen served with Company G, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division. He was wounded in action on July 6, 1944 in France and returned to duty. Two of his brothers also served in World War II.

He is buried in Blue Grass Cemetery, Highland County, Virginia.

Before the war, he was employed by Wayne Manufacturing Corporation.

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