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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.

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