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Editorial: 'Every day is Memorial Day': A lifetime of grief for a soldier's son

There's a heroic tale to tell about the Korean War service and sacrifice of Army Maj. Charles A. Newman, a tank commander from Glenview who led an assault on Chinese forces in May 1951.

The story, appropriate for Memorial Day, involves bravery under fire and an impatient general who goads Newman while waving a swagger stick. "Get those god-damned tanks on the road and keep going until you hit a mine," Lt. Gen. Edward Almond ordered. Newman

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