Biographical Sketch of John W. Newsom (
Text from Principal Investigator
John W. Newsom was born in Kansas on July 24, 1919. He received an
appointment to the Naval Academy from the state of North Carolina. Newsom
served aboard the
during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He
retired as Captain of the U.S. Navy on September 1, 1964, and has received
the Combat Action Ribbon and the Naval Unit Commendation Ribbon.
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Register of Alumni, 1997 Edition.
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