Death of James T. Newman

April 25, 1935 - January 11, 2009
Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Age 73

Much-decorated Vietnam helicopter pilot dies at 73
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By RICHARD PYLE, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK -- James T. Newman, a Vietnam War helicopter pilot whose rescues of downed airmen earned him the Distinguished Service Cross and other honors, has died. He was 73.

Newman's son, Jay, said he died Sunday at the University of North Carolina medical center in Chapel Hill of complications associated with lung cancer.

Newman was twice nominated for the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for valor. While he did not...

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