Barrie M. Newton

Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps


Headquarters & Supply Company 
3rd Battalion
5th Marines
1st Marine Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: May 5, 1969
Buried at: Section O Site 3254-D
                  Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery
                  P.O. Box 6237
                  San Diego, CA 92166
Awards: Purple Heart

LANCE CORPORAL BARRIE MYRON NEWTON was born on November 23, 1949 to George and Eva Newton. . An older brother, Johnny Lee Newton, was born two years earlier. George Newton had served in the Marine Corps, and had attained the rank of Captain by September of 1956. 1954 saw the family in Kansas City, Missouri, 1955 on North Carolina, and in September of 1956 the family was then living in Evansville, Indiana. Barrie M. Newton's home of record is Cherry Hill, New Jersey, however, his family was living in Pacific Grove, California at the time of his death. 

Lance Corporal Newton began his tour of duty in Vietnam on December 12, 1968. He was killed in action on May 5, 1969 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

Lance Corporal Newton was brought back to the United States and buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California on December 16, 1969.

Barrie Myron Newton
is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
on Panel 25W, Line 7.

San Diego Tribune - May 12, 2012

Honor Flight: A father remembers
SD vets storm D.C.

By John Wilkens

George Newton, one of the 105 World War II veterans who visited the World War II Memorial and other memorials in Washington, D.C., watches as a Vietnam Memorial docent creates a pencil rubbing of his son's name, Barrie Newton, a Marine killed in action. This was the first time he visited the wall.

A Vietnam Memorial docent creates a pencil rubbing of Barrie Newton's name, a Marine, killed in action.

George Newton got off the bus this morning and headed toward the Vietnam wall. It was his first visit to the memorial, and he was looking for one name in particular. His son's.

Newton is in Washington D.C. this weekend as part of the Honor Flight trip honoring him and 100 other World War II veterans, After they went to the World War II Memorial, they went to an area on the National Mall where they had their choice of destinations: Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam wall.

Newton and tour guide Jodie Swacha walked to the wall. She helped him find the name he wanted: Barrie M. Newton. Like his father before him, he was a Marine. He was 19 when he was killed in combat.

A park docent at the wall climbed a ladder to trace the name onto a piece of paper and handed it to Newton. The father said thank you.

"You never get over it," he said.

** Note that some of these messages are from years ago and their contact information may not be good anymore **

“You are Remembered”

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Manny G
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA
May 5, 2007

Fellow Marine

Marine, your sacrifice for the cause of freedom is noted and will be remembered always.

Kenneth Bougher
Thursday, May 05, 20055