In 2018, the family of Captain Newman gifted the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society his gun accessories, a medical kit, hygiene kit, shovel, uniform, a tote bag, Army service mask and the map tote bag pictured below among other items and documents. The map tote bag contains the original maps, pens, a scrap of cloth and a note pad.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, Captain Beryl R. “Dick” Newman received the Purple Heart, Bronze Cross and the Silver Star in honor of his heroic actions during World War 11.
Middlesex County, the Woman’s Club and the Town of Urbanna have honored Captain Newman on various occasions and the bridge leading into Urbanna is named after him. Our museum is proud to be entrusted with his belongings, and they are on display for the public to view and remember our local “Heroes.”