Earle always said it was an honor and privilege to serve his country and wear the Green Beret.
He was a lifetime member of the John Wayne Chapter 21 Special Forces Association of Merritt Island, FL and was also a member of the Florida Police Chief’s Association.
Yu-B was a proud member of Chapter 43, Special Forces Association.
He is survived by his first wife, Thu Ha and three daughters: Anne, Amy and Lan and one son, Thai; and current wife, Duyen Le, and son Chien.
William was born in Evansville, Indiana to Raymond and Kathren Shelton. He married his wife Sangchan and they enjoyed 41 years together. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at PM at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 N Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131.
He was born March 26, 1935 on Taboga Island, Republic of Panama. Campbell, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in Bappo, Japan, and the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. In 1962 he began training with the Green Berets 5th Special Forces Group in Ft. In 1966 he returned to his home in Panama assigned to the 8th Special Forces Group in Ft. He taught jungle warfare training and at the School of the America’s.
Yu-B was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Meritorious Service in 1972 from the US Army Vietnam, and the US Army Presidential Unit Citation MACV-SOG 1964 – 1972.
He was respected and admired by all that he came in contact with.
Sergeant Newman served with B-36, Project Rapid Fire and as the Team Sergeant on A- 361. Only 12 Special Forces members were chosen to attend the elite Seal training. Bragg, NC, and graduated in the 82nd Airborne Division. Entering the military at such a young age, he later pursued his education and obtained his Bachelors degree. Upon early retirement, he went to work for the Melbourne Police Department under Chief Croton. Earle left the Sheriff’s Department in 1994 to take the Police Chief position in Sebastian, FL.
Non-Members who have passed are listed below these. Born in Massachusetts on December 15, 1932, MSG Newman attended school in New Haven, Connecticut and entered Military service in 1950. He wore his Green Beret (motto of Special Forces) proudly, his love for his country was beyond first and foremost in his life. he went to work for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Jake Miller, as Jail Commander.