Thirty-year-old Sgt. Eric C. Newman, died Oct. 14 in a bombing in Afghanistan. After serving in Iraq, Newman went to Afghanistan with the 1st Squadron, 38th Calvary Regiment. based in Fort Bragg, N.C.
The Leader-Call reported that at Saturday's ceremony, one of Newman's former commanding officers, Bob Ashley, spoke about Newmans commitment to his country. Ashley said Newman had a "direct role" in U.S. successes in Iraq.