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Junior D. Edwards
Birth: Oct. 7, 1926
Indianola
Warren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1951, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant 1st Class in Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry, US Army. On January 2, 1951, Sergeant 1st Class Edwards' platoon was assigned to assist in the defense of a strategic hill area around Changbong-ni, Korea. When his platoon was forced out of position by heavy enemy machine gun, Sergeant 1st Class Edwards charged the hostile emplacement, throwing grenades as he advanced. The enemy withdrew but returned to deliver more devastating fire. Securing more grenades, he again charged the emplacement, neutralized the weapon and killed the crew, but was forced back by small-arms fire. When the enemy emplaced another machine gun, he made another attack, silenced this second gun and annihilated its crew with himself falling mortally wounded. For most conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on February 1, 1952. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
IOOF Cemetery
Indianola
Warren County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 11, 2003
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Junior D. Edwards
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Junior D. Edwards
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