Area sailor participated in Midway anniversary
6/25/2012 8:46:04 AM by The Sun Chronicle
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian A. Newton, the son of Darlene Newton of Plainville and Philias Bernard of North Attleboro, was among the sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), when it commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway earlier this month.
Newton is a 2007 graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School of Easton, and joined the Navy in April 2008.
The previous USS Enterprise (CV 6) and her wing played a vital role in the pivotal World War II battle that took place June 4-7, 1942. The Battle of Midway is regarded as the turning point in the war in the Pacific.
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