He was born in
Quinton, KY to the late Bruce & Rhoda Godsey New. He was a veteran
of World War II his medals include American Theater, European
Theater, Bronze SU Star [sic], World War II Victory and Purple
Heart. He was retired from the Ky Dept of Highways as a safety
officer and he was a farmer.
Mr. New is survived by
his wife Edith Hughes New, whom he married on July 16, 1953 in
Pulaski County; two daughters, Nancy L. New, Rhoda J. New; sister,
Anna Grace Thompson, Bronston; two brothers-in-law, Elza Thompson,
Ray Clayton and a sister-in-law, Ruth New. Along with parents he is
preceded in death by a brother, Elmer New and a sister Lela Clayton.
(courtesy of "JTF")
Grave markers for Cecil C. New in the Quinton
Cemetery, Quinton (Pulaski county), Kentucky
Cecil enlisted in the
Army at Cincinnati, OH on 17 November 1942. Following
completion of jump school Pvt New was sent overseas to England.
On 6 October 1944 he
was transferred to the 508th from the 82nd Airborne Division
Replacement Depot in Leicester, England. However, by the end of the
month he was transferred to the 16th Replacement Depot. It is
not known what unit he served in during his time in combat.