Thursday, February 22, 2018

Roanoke Man on USS Reuben James Sunk By German Submarine


From the October 3, 2016, Roanoke (Va.) Times "Looking Back."

"William Harding Newton, 21, son of William S. Newton, former Roanoke police lieutenant, was a member of the crew of the USS Reuben James, destroyer sent to the bottom by a torpedo in the North Atlantic Thursday night."

The War Hits Roanoke Even Before Pearl Harbor.  --GreGen

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