Edwards, James Herbert, SP 5 Fallen
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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1966-1967, Division Support Command, 25th Infantry Division (25th DISCOM)
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 5

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 10, 1967
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Hau Nghia
Vietnam War/Vietnam Unspecified Operations
Location of Interment
Pawtuxet Memorial Park - Warwick, Rhode Island
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 009

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Vietnamese Fourragere Adjutant General Corps Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Tributes from Members  
Bright Sword posted by Guest, Navy (Navy.TWS)
Many Times posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Consolation posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Courage Under Fire posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Lesson of Vietnam posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Heroes Dare posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Always Hold Your Memory posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
Thinking About You posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
You are our hero posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
As Time Goes by posted by AG Patrick, Donald H, Jr., MSG 190
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Adjutant General

 Unit Assignments
US ArmyU.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center, Fort Wolters25th Administration CompanyDivision Support Command, 25th Infantry Division (25th DISCOM)
  1965-1965, 71B, AIT Clerk Typist 71B, Fort Jackson
  1965-1965, Basic Journalist Course, Fort Benjamin Harrison (AIT)
  1966-1966, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center, Fort Wolters
  1966-1967, 71Q, 25th Administration Company
  1966-1967, Division Support Command, 25th Infantry Division (25th DISCOM)
 Basic Combat Training
  1964, Fort Gordon, GA (6th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade), B/11
 Combat and Operations History
  1965-1967 Cold War Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-1967)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
I remember coming in from guard duty.  I had pulled an all nighter at the berm between Support Command and the Town of Cu Chi.  When I came back to the company the next morning I was told that Edwards had been killed.  He, Kramer, and Fisher had died during a mortar attack.  We were all shocked.  That wasn't susposed to have happened.  Most all the incoming mortar rounds we had received in the 25th Admin and HHC area had been duds.  They didn't explode, they just made deep holes in the ground.  We were all sadden at the news.  They had made it to their bunker, but because the bunkers were open top, a round had hit their bunker directly and exploded.  The next day a memorial was held at the Division Memorial Chapel.  Their deaths created a large effort on the part of most members of the company to build covered bunkers. ~ Donald Patrick
I am reminded of John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Specialist Edwards (Jimmy) was a newspaper reporter.  He prepared news columns for the Tropic Lightning News - the 25th Infantry Division Newspaper.  Evidence of his work can be viewed at http://www.25thida.org/TLN/ . 

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  Home of Record: Cranston, Rhode Island
  Date of birth:  Wednesday, 03/14/1945

  Service:        Army  (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E5
  Rank:           Specialist Five
  ID No:          Not Shown 
  MOS:            71Q20 Journalist
  LenSvc:         Between 2 and 3 years

  Start Tour:     Tuesday, 08/30/1966
  Cas Date:       Monday, 04/10/1967
  Age at Loss:    22
  Remains:        Body recovered
  Location:       Hau Nghia, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, died outright
  Reason:         Multiple fragmentation wounds - Ground casualty

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