Green Beret

Cliff Newman’s US issued green beret that has a replaced 5th Special Forces Group (5th SFG (ABN)) flash and a Vietnamese embroidered liner.

Cliff 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 1st Special Forces Group (ABN), Detachment 222 assigned to Individual Training Command (ITG) / FANK (Forces Armee Nationale Khmer) Training Command. During the veteran’s tour he participated in the 1st MAC V SOG, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Combat Jump on November 28, 1970 with Recon Team Florida.

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.