MELVIN E NEWLIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

MELVIN EARL NEWLIN

WALL NAME

MELVIN E NEWLIN

PANEL / LINE

23E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/04/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WELLSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Columbiana County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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POSTED ON 5.15.2008
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

Inducted into Ohio Military Hall of Fame

Wellsville native posthumously inducted into Ohio Military HOF

Taken from:
The Review
East Liverpool, OH
3 May 2008

“All gave some. Some gave all.” These are the words on the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor banner which was displayed during the ninth annual ceremony of the OMHOF held Friday in Columbus.

PFC Melvin Newlin, who enlisted in the Marines while a teen residing in Wellsville and who was killed in Vietnam, was one of two inducted into the hall of fame this year who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The medal is the highest commendation of the military.

Mary Crago of Wellsville, Newlin’s sister, accepted the induction award in his honor. Many certificates from representatives and other military personnel were presented. A certificate naming him to the OMHOF also was presented...

Newlin was still a teen when he lost his life in July 1967...

Newlin was with four other Marines, manning a key position on the perimeter of Nong Son outpost when the enemy launched a savage and well coordinated mortar and infantry assault when he was seriously wounded and knocked to the ground, unconscious. His four comrades were killed.

The Viet Cong guerillas left Newlin for dead and bypassed him. When he regained consciousness, he crawled back to his weapon. His gunfire brought havoc and confusion to the enemy.

Private Newlin then saw his enemies attempt to bring a captured 106 recoilless weapon to bear on other Marine positions. He shifted his fire and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, preventing them from firing the captured weapon.

He then, leaning on his machine gun, fired again. He continued to fight valiantly until stopped by an enemy grenade. By delaying the Viet Cong, he enabled his fellow Marines to organize a defense and beat the secondary attack.

His citation concluded, “His indomitable courage, fortitude and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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POSTED ON 6.12.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Lancaster (PA) New Era - March 18, 1969

Caption: Mrs. Joseph Newlin sobs on the shoulder of her husband at the White House today during the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to her son, Marine Pfc. Melvin Newlin, who gave his life fighting in South Vietnam. President Nixon holds the citation while the young Marine's father clasps the Medal.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 11.27.2004
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Facta Non Verba
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POSTED ON 6.4.2004
POSTED BY: George Haught

Semper Fi

Through the days of fun and joy in Wellsville to the Jungles of Viet Nam. Our paths linked by blood and the love of the Corps. May you serve the Commandant in the sky as faithfully as you served here on Earth. I think of you often when I think of my hero.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2004

Who's Who in Marine Corps History

PFC Melvin E. Newlin, USMC

From: http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Whos_Who.htm

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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