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Corp Charles Richard Edgar
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1922
Marshall County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1945
Iwo Jima
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Corporal Charles R. Edgar (MCSN: 441151), United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism as Acting Platoon Sergeant serving with the Third Battalion, Twenty-Eighth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the action at Iwo Jima, in the Volcano Islands, on 13 March 1945. Leading his platoon against a strong Japanese force occupying the high, commanding ground on the northern tip of the island, Corporal Edgar fearlessly defied the shattering bursts of grenade and automatic weapon fire pouring down on his men to make his tenuous way over the jagged, rocky terrain to a position approximately fifty yards from the heavily fortified enemy bunker delivering the devastating barrage which was holding up the advance of his platoon. Determined to knock out the powerful and stubborn Japanese position but unable to silence it with grenades, he unhesitatingly risked his life to work forward under the rain of fire and, placing a deadly demolition charge directly against the pillbox, succeeded in destroying the strategic installation. Instantly killed by an enemy sniper as he withdrew, Corporal Edgar, by his unfaltering leadership, bold tactics and great personal valor in the face of tremendous odds, had enabled his platoon to seize its objective and continue the relentless drive north. His dauntless spirit of self-sacrifice throughout upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific Forces: Serial 31424 (August 9, 1945) 
Note: From Warren, MN.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: SECTION C-25, SITE 14343
Maintained by: ShaneO
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 613594
Corp Charles Richard Edgar
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Corp Charles Richard Edgar
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Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
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- ShaneO
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
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- Honor WWII
 Added: Nov. 23, 2011
God bless your soul.
- T Burt
 Added: Dec. 9, 2008
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