Aubrey Newman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAubrey Strode•Newman
Used nameAubrey•Newman
Born30 January 1903 in Clemson, South Carolina (USA)
Died19 January 1994 in Sarasota, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States


Aubrey “Red” Newman was a career Army officer, serving for 34 years, and eventually reaching the rank of Major General. In World War II Newman led the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Philippines. For his actions in this battle, Newman received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army’s second highest award for bravery. An infantryman, Newman yelled out “Follow me!” to his troops at Leyte on the Philippines, and “Follow me” later, and since, became the motto of US infantrymen.

Newman later wrote frequently for military magazines and published three books. His most common theme was leadership, and his books were, for many years, on the reading lists of several US military organizations. The Major General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award is given out by the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to outstanding junior leaders with a commitment to developing their soldiers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon USA Aubrey Newman
Individual, Men (Olympic) =15