About the Author
Chaplain Claude D. Newby served thirty-three years on active duty, including two tours with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His combat awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, three Bronze Stars for valor, an Army Commendation for valor, three Purple Hearts, an Air Medal for participating in more than fifty combat assaults, two additional Bronze Stars for service, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Vietnamese Honor Medal. He is one of two chaplains to receive the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving as a chaplain, and the only one to do so in the Vietnam War. Chaplain Newby lives with his wife, Helga, in Bountiful, Utah. They have seven children, twenty-nine grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.