WAYNE E NEWBERRY
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

WAYNE ELLSWORTH NEWBERRY

WALL NAME

WAYNE E NEWBERRY

PANEL / LINE

42W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

12/16/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

EAST ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Clair County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WAYNE ELLSWORTH NEWBERRY
POSTED ON 3.13.2021
POSTED BY: Diane Wise

Capt Newberry has been remembered for my lifetime

As I clean out to downsize my home, I came across my Remembrance POW bracelet I had gotten in the Vietnam years. I was a college student then, and am now retired. I submitted a photo of the bracelet with the goal of letting his family and loved ones know he has been remembered for over 50 years. I only wish he was here to have lived these same 50 years.
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POSTED ON 2.3.2021
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Wayne E. Newberry, USAFA 1963 - - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2020

The Department of Defense conducted ceremonies at the Pentagon and at Hickam AFB on Friday, 18 September 2020 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,586 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Director (Maj. Gen, USAFR, ret) Kelly McKeague of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) also recorded a separate video message to Gold Star MIA families. Additionally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) produced a “virtual” event on 18 Sep. Since the 2019 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 1 Vietnam War MIA. Captain Wayne Ellsworth Newberry, USAFA Class of 1963, is one of those 1,586 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 7 graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1963 who is still MIA. The other 6 USAFA Class of 1963 MIAs (rank & name) are: (1) Capt. Park Bunker; (2) Maj. Robert Gilchrist; (3) Capt. Clarence Hemmel; (4) Capt. Joseph Pirruccello; (5) Maj. Frank Ralston; & (6) Capt. Robert Rex. There are 40 additional Air Force Academy graduates unaccounted for in SEA. The 41 USAFA MIAs account for 27% of the 151 graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Pentagon ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766486/defense-officials-recognize-prisoners-war-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Hickam AFB ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766491/admiral-commemorates-prisoners-war-and-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DPAA Director McKeague’s video statement:
https://vimeo.com/454474340

This is the link to the VVMF virtual remembrance: https://www.vvmf.org/POWMIA-2020/
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POSTED ON 1.21.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap. Wayne Newberry, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot, and for graduating from the Air Force Academy. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2020
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Wayne E. Newberry, USAFA 1963 - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the loss of an A-1H Skyraider from the 6th SOS piloted by MIA Captain Wayne Ellsworth Newberry, USAFA Class of 1963, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over Laos) on 29 September 1968 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=1966
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POSTED ON 12.17.2020
POSTED BY: KR

UPDATED LINK - USAFA MEMORIAL WALL (Capt. Newberry)

Since the entry on this VVMF website for Captain Newberry on 7 March 2019, the U.S. Air Force Academy Library updated the link/URL to access additional information for those USAFA graduates who died in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and whose names are on the Academy's Memorial Wall. The link/URL for ALL graduates is:

http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/#memwallhomepage

Then search, alphabetically, for the name of Wayne Newberry, USAFA Class of 1963, to learn more information about this Vietnam War MIA.
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