A Veterans Day Conversation with Edd Newman

In conjunction with Veterans Day this Thursday, CNB’s Joe Nesbitt and Bryan Fonville recently sat down and visited with our good friend, Edd Newman, who served in the United States Navy during World War II.

In the 25 minute conversation, Mr. Newman reflects on his time aboard the USS Steamer Bay, an aircraft carrier that provided critical air support during the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He also talks about his love of flying, why he wears his World War II Veteran cap, and what it means to him when someone says “thank you for your service.”

If you’d prefer to listen to the interview, you can access an audio-only version on SoundCloud.

By |2021-11-10T12:33:19+00:00November 10th, 2021|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. J D Baskin November 11, 2021 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    What a great way to honor a senior veteran, and Joe and Bryan, you both did an outstanding job and a great service in interviewing this gentleman.
    Joe, please give Amanda our best, and Bryan, thank you for all your help.

  2. Rachea November 11, 2021 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Love you Papaw Edd.

  3. Kara McMurray November 11, 2021 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you for having my papaw featured for Veteran’s day. He is always telling us some great stories.

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