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Junior Dean Edwards

Indianola, Iowa

January 2, 1951

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Sgt 1st Class

U.S. Army, Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division

Indianola, Iowa

Sfc. Edwards individually charged the hostile emplacement, throwing grenades as he advanced. The enemy withdrew but returned to deliver devastating fire when he had expended his ammunition. Securing a fresh supply of grenades, he again charged the emplacement, neutralized the weapon and killed the crew, but was forced back by hostile small-arms fire. When the enemy emplaced another machinegun and resumed fire, Sfc. Edwards again renewed his supply of grenades, rushed a third time through a vicious hail of fire, silenced this second gun and annihilated its crew. In this third daring assault he was mortally wounded but his indomitable courage and successful action enabled his platoon to regain and hold the vital strongpoint. Sfc. Edwards' consummate valor and gallant self-sacrifice reflect the utmost glory upon himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the infantry and military service

Citation
Sfc. Edwards, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. When his platoon, while assisting in the defense of a strategic hill, was forced out of its position and came under vicious raking fire from an enemy machinegun set up on adjacent hig 
Born: October 07, 1926 at Indianola, IA
Entered Service in the US Army from Indianola, IA
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism January 02, 1951 at Changbong-ni, Korea

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