A Salute To Our Service, Fire & Police Personnel - August 2017
ALBERT EDWARD "Newc" NEWCOMB
115th. Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Battalion, 29th. Infantry Division, U.S. Army,
World War II
Edward Newcomb was born
in Charlotte County, Va. on October
10, 1911; the son of William H. and Gracie Eggleston Newcomb.
Along with his brothers and sisters he was raised on the home farm and educated in Charlotte County.
entered into the service of his country at Richmond, Virginia on
1943 as a Private in the U.S. Army, serial number 33544726. Ater his
initial training he was
assigned to Company M of the 115th Infantry Regiment
attached to the
29th Infantry Division.
As part of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, he arrived in France, where he participated in numerous battles on their way to the surrender of Germany.
Returning to Charlotte County after the war, "Newc" as he was known became a successful merchant until his death on November 24, 1982. He was interred in the Evergreen Cemetery at Charlotte Court House, Virginia.