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CAPTAIN JOHN WILLIAM NEWLAND, JR., USN
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Leonard Elmer Anderson was born on August 6, 1938 at Leola, South
Dakota, the third child of Carl Elmer Anderson and Josephine Sandstel
Following graduation from Leola High School in 1956, Leonard enlisted
in the United States Navy. He underwent training in Illinois, Oklahoma,
and Florida, and was subsequently assigned to Kenitra, Morocco and later
to the USS SARATOGA CCVA 605. After three years on active duty,
Leonard was released to inactive duty with the rate of Aviation Electrician
Leonard then entered South Dakota State University, graduating in 1963
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He was ordered to
Officers Candidate school, Newport, R.I., and following graduation on
August 21, 1964 was commissioned Ensign, Supply Corps, United States
He then attended the six month course at the Naval Supply Corps
School, Athens, Georgia upon completion of which he was assigned to
USS ANNAPCLIS as disbursing officer.
Cn the night of October 27, 1965 a tragic event occurred. Leonard was
lost overboard. The intensive search which followed, conducted by air-
craftand ships of the Seventh Fleet, was to no avail, and he was listed
as missing at sea.
He will be remembered as able in leadership, courageous in spirit, gentle
in aptitude and it is with genuine gratitude that we dedicate this book
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OUR COMMANDING OFFICER
Captain Newland was born in Cohoes, New York, in 1921. After graduating from
Waterford High School, Waterford, New York, he entered the U. S. Naval Academy
and was commissioned in June 1942-
He was initially assigned to USS RANGER CCV-45 and shortly thereafter to the
USS DENVER CCL-581i on which he participated in both the Solomon Islands and the
Marianas Campaigns. In July 1944 he reported aboard USS TOPEKA CCL-671 as
Communications Officer. After four months, he was ordered to the Postgraduate
School, Annapolis, Maryland, where he underwent a ten month course in Command
From November 1945 to April 1948 Captain Newland was assigned to the Staff
of Commander Support Group, Far East, and served successively as Communications
Officer, Flag Lieutenant, and Flag Secretary. In June 1948 he returned to Post-
graduate School, Annapolis, Maryland, for a three year course in Electronics Engineer-
In February 1954, after two and one half years as Navigator of USS DES MOI-
NES QCA-1345, he reported to S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Ha-
waii, as Operations Officer, and later became Executive Officer. Captain Newland was
given his first command, USS MACKENZIE CDD-8365, in July 1956, and under his
command she won two "E's".
In July 1961, after almost three years in Communications on the Staff of CIN-
CPAFLT, he was assigned as Commander Escort Squadron 5. Fourteen months later
gefgeturned to U. S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Hawaii, as Commanding
Prior to being assigned as Commanding Officer, USS- ANNAPOLIS, Captain
Newland served on the Staff of CINPAC in Communications,
Captain Newland's decorations and medals include Joint Service Commendation,
gag. Unit Commendation, American Defense' Q1 Stark American Theatre, Asiatic
ac ic C starsl, Victory WW II, NHVY Occupation, China Service, National De-
fense, and Vietnam Service Medal.
He is married to the former Miss Cele Cicchinelli, of Waterford, New York, and
has one 5011, l0l'1n Newland, III.
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