Sammy Newton died on 9 May 2008 in
Marengo, Illinois at the age of 64 and is buried in the Union Cemetery, Marengo. He was born on
2 February 1944 in Hurst, Illinois. Sammy Newton was assigned to USS Tiru SS-416 from
28 August 1965 to 24 November 1966 as a RM3. He also served on the USS
Segundo SS-398. He played on the All-Navy basketball team. After his naval
service he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in
accounting. Later he became owner of Marengo Feed and Seed.