Edwards, James Junior, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1950 - 1952

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Anne Arundel
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 01, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Location of Interment
Baltimore National Cemetery - Baltimore, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1952, 4745, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1950-1952, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1951-1951 UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korea, Summer-Fall 195212
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 12, 2016, General Photos
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Comments/Citation
PVT James Junior Edwards (US 52128261) was drafted probably just after his 20th birthday or around January of 1950.  After his Basic Combat Training he was sent to the 25th Reconnaissance Company of the 25th Infantry Division which was still stationed in Osaka, Japan until July 13, 1950 when the unit was sent to Pusan, Korea and immediately committed to battle around the Pusan Perimeter.  James fought in all off their battles up to the start of the one that finally took his life which was the start of the Summer-Fall Offensive beginning May 1, 1952 and lasting till November 30, 1952.  He died May 1, 1952.  About a year previous to this, or on April 23, 1951, James was Wouded In Action (WIA).  The account says seriously wounded in action.  However, he was returned to duty on June 29, 1951.  His final resting place is at the Baltimore National Cemetery (Section N, Site 1899). His internment date was August 8, 1952, that's three months after his death.  At least they found his body.  Could not find much more info on James.  He was a Black American Soldier.
   
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen3/4 Cav Association
  1952, Korean War Fallen
  1988, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
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