|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1988|
|Death: ||May 27, 2009|
Spc. E-4 Chad A. Edmundson, 20, rural Williamsburg, died while serving his country with the Army National Guard in Iraq.
He was born in Altoona, son of Roy A. and Karen (Craw) Edmundson.
Surviving are his father, Roy and his wife, Sherry, with whom he resided; his mother, Karen Cornell of rural Everett; two sisters: Jessica Miller of Enola and Stephanie Foor at home; three brothers: Alex at home and Timothy and Benjamin Cornell, both of Bedford; his grandparents: Donna Edmundson of Hollidaysburg and Vernon Craw of Altoona; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George B. Edmundson, and his grandmother, Hermie Craw.
Spc. Edmundson had attended Williamsburg Alliance Church, rural Williamsburg.
He was a 2008 graduate of Williamsburg High School where, between his junior and senior years, he enlisted in the military.
Spc. Edmundson was a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Company B (Bravo), Second Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade, Frankstown Armory Unit, serving at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
He enjoyed baseball, wrestling, golfing and bowling and was an avid fisherman.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Williamsburg Alliance Church, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, with Pastor Paul R. Campbell officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be held at Dry Run Cemetery, rural Duncansville.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial contributions be given to the Pennsylvania Patriot Guard Riders, 1508 Valley Stream Lane, Macungie, PA 18062-8886.
Arrangements are by Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg
Spc. E-4 Chad A. Edmundson, 20, of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, was a 2008 graduate of Williamsburg Community Senior High in Blair County. He joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in January 2007 and completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He deployed to Iraq in January 2009 assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He died May 27 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on a dismounted patrol. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Medal with "M" device, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Chad was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He is survived by his mother, Karen L. Cornell, Breezewood; father, Roy A. Edmundson, Williamsburg; sister, Jessica N. Miller of Williamsburg; sister, Stephaine Foor of Williamsburg;and brother, Alex Edmundson also of Williamsburg.
Dry Run Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.4091, -78.49418
Created by: Janelle Edmundson
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37800408
SPC. Pennsylvania Army National Guard. U.S. Army. Operation Iraq Freedom. 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade. Bronze Star Medal. Purple Heart. My respects Sir.|
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will always be remembered, we all know you're in a better place now looking down on your family and friends.|
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