General John W. Barnes, 173rd Airborne Brigade Commanding Officer, pins award on Robert Newton on 19 July
1969...the day after he single handedly took out an enemy soldier in a
bunker and tunnel who had tossed out a satchel charge and set off a claymore
mine...wounding the 2nd Platoon Leader.
Here General Barnes pins on a Bronze Star...which was upgraded to a Silver Star and awarded via General Order
#613, HQ IFFV, 17 September 1969
Robert Newton recalled: "It was the first time I had ever seen a general out in the rain!"