“In command and leadership many qualities, attributes and techniques are required ‐‐ including drive, force, judgement, perception and others. But nothing can replace the inspiration and lift that comes from commending a job well done.”
Aubrey Newman (1903 to 1994)
Major General Aubrey Strode “Red” Newman (1903–1994) served in the US Army for 34 years. Newman commanded the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. His cry of “Follow Me!” at Leyte rallied his troops and inspired American infantrymen for decades. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army’s second-highest award for bravery, for his actions during this battle.