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David Albert Newcomer
Colonel,United States Army
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David Albert Newcomer was born on 29 March 1899, and appointed to the United States Military Academy from Tennessee graduating in the class of 1919.  He died in Bonlieu, France, on 25 August 1944 during World War II.  He earned the Distinguished Sevice Medal, the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.

He was buried with full mulitary honors in Arlington National Cemetery in the same site as his daughter and his twin sons.

His father, Henry Clay Newcomer, Brigadier General, United Stated Army, and his brother, Francis Kosier Newcomer, Brigadier General, United States Army, are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.



MRS. DAVID A. NEWCOMER, DANCE CENTER DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, January 20, 1965 - Mrs. Lilliam Hughes Newcomer, the widow of David A. Newcomer and a former performer and teacher of ethnic dance, died of cancer yesterday at her home in Hyannis, Massachusetts.  She was 72 years old.

From 1944 to 1956, Mrs. Newcomer was co-director, with her sister, La Meri (Miss Russell Meriweather Hughes) ofthe Ethological Dance Center in New York.  She danced with the performing company of the center in New York, at Jacob's Pillow and on tour. Before that shehad made a Caribbean tour with the Teatro de las Artes in 1927, performed in Argentina, Colombia and Panama with La Meri in 1928 and toured the United States States with La Meri in 1939.

Mr. Newcomer, a Colonel in the Corps of Engineers, was killed in France during World War II.

La Meri is her sister's only immediate survivor.


NEWCOMER, DAVID A
COL AGF CORPS OF ENGRS USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1899
DATE OF DEATH: 08/25/1944
 BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374 S H 
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 

LILIAN HUGHES NEWCOMER
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/18/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 01/19/1965
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  DAUGHTER (MINOR CHILD) DA NEWCOMER, COL USA

NEWCOMER, RUSSEL CLAY S/O DAVID A
DATE OF DEATH: 10/30/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION S  SITE 1374
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 SON OF DA NEWCOMER, 1/LT ENGR CORPS

NEWCOMER, ALLAN KOSIER S/O DAVID A
DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION S C L  SITE 1374
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 SON OF DA NEWCOMER, 1ST LT ENG

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Posted: 20 May 2006 Updated: 1 October 2007
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Distingusihed Service Medal
 
 

Silver Star Medal
 

Purple Heart Medal