Edwards, Thomas Ray, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
91B20-Medical Specialist
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 91B20, HHT, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1962 - 1968

Specialist 5


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Middletown , OH
Last Address
Middletown , OH

Casualty Date
Jun 20, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodside Cemetery - Middletown, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
55W 004

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialBlackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary)The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, Blackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary)
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Medical 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1967-1968, 91B20, HHT, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 24, 2012, General Photos7
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Last Known Activity

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Thomas Ray Edwards (ASN: RA-15667162), United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 6 June 1968, while serving as Medical Aidman with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Specialist Edwards' unit was participating in a reconnaissance in force mission when his platoon was suddenly attacked by a heavy concentration of enemy small arms, automatic weapons and anti-tank rocket fire. Observing the lead vehicle receive a direct hit from an enemy rocket, Specialist Edwards, totally disregarding his personal safety, crawled through the intense fire raking the battlefield to aid the wounded members of the crew. After administering first aid to the injured soldiers, Specialist Edwards sprinted 100 meters through the intense hostile fire to administer first aid and to carry him to a medical evacuation point. Specialist Edwards' unwavering devotion to duty, deep concern for the welfare of his comrades and heroic actions while under hostile fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.


Sister Veteran
Escabeto
Thursday, June 29, 2006
   
Comments/Citation
A Note from The Virtual Wall


First Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, lost three men on 20 Jun 1968, two from "A" Troop and a medic from HQ Troop. The Virtual Wall does not know if the medic, SP4 Edwards, was in the field with "A" Troop or died in a separate incident. The three men are


SP4 Robert L. Mc Gee, Russellville, AL, A/1/11 Cav


PFC Ross M. Preston, La Habra, CA, A/1/11 Cav


SP4 Thomas R. Edwards, Middletown, OH, HHT/1/11 Cav

   
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