|courtesy of Helen Collins|
Lyman was working in the lumber industry when he was drafted in August 1942. After basic training he was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He trained with that unit for the amphibious assault that took place at the Normandy beach code-named "Omaha" on 6 Jun 1944. PFC Newman fought with the unit until killed in action on 18 Jun 1944.
PFC Newman was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Middle Creek Cemetery in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Brother, Quinice Frank Newman, served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1945. Great-grandfather, Richard Reason Reagan, was Color Sergeant in E Company 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (USA) and a PVT in G Company 6th Tennessee Infantry (USA) in the Civil War.