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IED device kills Fort Campbell Soldier

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier was killed after an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Maquan, Zhari District, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jamie C. Newman died of wounds on September 17th.

Newman was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.).

Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, VA entered the Army in July 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2004.

Jamie C. Newman His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge.

He is survived by his son Damarques J. Newman of Powhatan, VA; daughter Jaidan I. Cox of Richmond, VA; mother, Helen C. Newman of Richmond, VA; and father, Angel Ramos.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held October 13th at 4:00pm in the Family Readiness Center.


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