Friday, September 3, 2010
Col. Duane L. Conques, USAF (Ret): Shertz, Texas
Colonel Newton was an outstanding American who served his country with honor. I knew him as a youngster in Fontainebleau, France. He was stationed at Headquarters, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, as was my father. Our families had many good times together. He was known there as a dedicated, selfless, intelligent, energetic, and courageous officer. These traits are typical of how he was all his life. Colonel Newton was also a man who took his family responsibilities seriously and loved his wife, children, and grandchild immensely. He was a great American and Texan. People like him are the reason for the term, "greatest generation of Americans."