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Aubrey Newman
Born (1903-01-30)January 30, 1903
Died January 19, 1994(1994-01-19) (aged 90)
Years of service 1925 - 1960
Rank Major General
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart

Major General Aubrey S. "Red" Newman (1903–1994) served in the United States Army for 34 years. Newman commanded the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Philippines in World War II. His cry of "Follow Me!" at Leyte rallied his troops and inspired American infantrymen for decades. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second-highest award for bravery, for his actions during this battle.

Newman was a contributor to Army Magazine for many years. His articles on common sense leadership were very popular and were later published in three books: Follow Me: The Human Element in Leadership, Follow Me II: More on the Human Element in Leadership, and Follow Me III: Lessons on the Art and Science of High Command. He also authored What Generals are Made Of. His books remain on the professional reading lists of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Marine Corps' Commandant, and the reading lists of many other military and paramilitary organizations.

The United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) recognizes outstanding junior leaders who demonstrate a commitment to developing their soldiers with the Major General Aubrey "Red" Newman award.

While a Lieutenant, Newman competed in the 1928 Olympics and finished 16th in the pentathlon.[1]


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