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is honored on Panel 49E, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/15/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lcpl Joseph Edmonds,
    Thank you for your service as a Mortarman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • LCPL Joseph Edmonds, USMC

    Posted on 2/24/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    Parris Island, SC
    Third Battalion
    Platoon 377

    Commenced Training: 30 May 1967
    Completed Training: 28 July 1967

    SSGT W.R. Herman Jr. - Senior Drill Instructor
    SSGT J.C. Tant - Assistant Drill Instructor
    SGT C.V. Phillips - Assistant Drill Instructor

    Five other members of Platoon 377 were KIA in Viet Nam.
    PFC Raymond Armstrong - Cleveland, OH
    PVT Mario F. Demattio - Kenvil, NJ
    PFC Ronald C. Kearsley - Sandusky, OH
    LCPL William C. Medeiros - New Bedford, MA
    PFC Robert L. Stolz - Akron, OH

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • A terrific person

    Posted on 1/20/16 - by
    Joe and I played a lot of basketball with and against each other. I had great respect for Joe. He was an outstanding player and a wonderful guy. I have no doubt that he was the ultimate Marine. I can say for sure that whatever the team I'd want Joe as a teammate. RIP Joe. Dan Doyle West Hartford Ct
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 4/14/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear LCPL Joseph Edmonds, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

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The Wall of Faces

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