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Junior D. Edwards

Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

Died when: 24 years 87 days (290 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Junior D. Edwards

Junior Dean Edwards (October 7, 1926 – January 2, 1951) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War.He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on January 2, 1951 during the First Battle of Wonju.

Edwards joined the Army from his birthplace of Indianola, Iowa in January 1945, and served in the final months of World War II as a cook and a military policeman, until he was discharged in August 1946.

He rejoined the Army in June 1947.He is buried in IOOF Cemetery Indianola, Iowa.


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