CCN HALO Document

Cliff Newman’s Command and Control North (CCN) Certificate of Achievement for his participation in a High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Combat Jump with Recon Team Florida on November 28, 1970.

Clifford M. Newman served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1969 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control North (CCN), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Teams Ohio and Florida. He returned for his second tour in 1972 with 1stSpecial Forces Group (ABN), Detachment 222 assigned to Individual Training Command (ITG) / FANK (Forces Armee Nationale Khmer) Training Command.

Sergeant First Class (E-7) Newman was medically retired from the Army in April 1973 after ten years’ service with twenty-four months in Vietnam.

During the Vietnam War, forty-five US Special Forces personnel performed Combat Jumps into enemy held territory. Of the sixteen teams inserted, five were High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) and eleven static line. The US Army never issued them stars in their risers as they did not recognize small unit action. The individuals did receive valor awards and Command and Control North (CCN) veterans were presented locally printed Certificates of Achievement.