|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1944|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
US Marine 2LT Ted Willis Edwards, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Charlotte, NC. Graduate of UNC, Class of 1966.
US Marine Second Lieutenant Ted Willis Edwards was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, 2LT Edwards served our country until February 2nd, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was not married. Ted died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. 2LT Edwards is on panel 36E, line 069 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
He was a fraternity brother: "Tedwards" was a great guy. Soft spoken, athletic, funny, smart. I'm sure he was a good Marine. Ted graduated in 1966 from UNC. I graduated a year later. We were both in the DU fraternity. I heard about Ted by letter from a fraternity brother while I was in the Army in Korea in 1968. I found his mother, or she found me, after I had written a piece several years ago for a magazine in which I had stated that Ted and several other North Carolinians who had died in our military were the best gifts which we, as North Carolinians had ever recieved. He'd have been 60 now. I'm sorry he died. Blaze DU UNC '67. David Benbow, PO Box 432, Statesville, NC, 28687-0432
He was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas B Edwards, 7010 Lakeside Drive, Charlotte, NC.
He served with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.
He was awarded The Combat Action Ribon(CAR). The Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Thomas Bennett Edwards (1919 - 1993)
Helen Elizabeth Willis Edwards (1918 - 2004)
Sharon Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Sect.15, Lot #249, Space # 3
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17614046