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A hero's legacy

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 30, 2011 1:46 PM

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Medals and the folded flag from her husband's funeral still occupy a prominent place of honor in the Newman home.


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Barbara Newman holds back tears while talking about her late husband, "Mink" Newman. He was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1966, leaving Mrs. Newman to raise her young children alone.

It started with a despondent gaze -- her face void of emotion as she began fielding questions about the man she referred to, simply, as "my love." She lit up when she remembered their first date -- laughing as...

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