TED W EDWARDS
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

TED WILLIS EDWARDS

WALL NAME

TED W EDWARDS

PANEL / LINE

36E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

04/04/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mecklenburg County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TED WILLIS EDWARDS
POSTED ON 3.10.2022
POSTED BY: David Yorck

American Hero

Hidden Valley Chapter of MOAA salutes Lt Edwards USMC
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POSTED ON 4.4.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Second Lieutenant Ted Willis Edwards, Served with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 7.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Ted Edwards,
Thank you for your service as an Artillery Officer. 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.
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POSTED ON 2.2.2015
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Silver Star Citation

Ted Willis Edwards
Date of death: February 2, 1968
Place of Birth: Virginia, Roanoke
Home of record: Charlotte North Carolina
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Ted Willis Edwards (MCSN: 0-100215), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Artillery Forward Observer with Company K, Third Battalion, First Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 2 February 1968 during Operation SALILNE, Second Lieutenant Edwards' company had established a night defensive position east of the village of Lam Xuan in Quang Tri Province when it was attacked by a battalion-size North Vietnamese Army force.. Reacting instantly, he called in pre-planned defensive artillery fire missions on the enemy, repeatedly disregarding his own safety as he moved to vantage points along the defensive perimeter. Observing and skillfully adjusting accurate fire from three separate artillery batteries, he successfully halted the enemy's advance along one sector of the defensive lines and blocked their retreat to the west. On several occasions throughout the night, he boldly adjusted artillery fire on North Vietnamese soldiers who had advanced to within a few meters of his unit's position, successfully preventing them from penetrating the perimeter. Shouting encouragement to his men, he steadfastly remained on the front lines, even after the arrival of reinforcements at dawn, and subsequently was mortally wounded by enemy rifle fire as he directed a fire mission. His heroic actions were instrumental in the defeat of the hostile force and enabled his company to kill 144 of the enemy. By his exceptional professionalism, bold initiative and loyal devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Edwards upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: February 2, 1968

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company K

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
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POSTED ON 4.4.2014
POSTED BY: Edward Klek

Silver Star & Purple Heart

I believe Lt. Edwards was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart Medals.
Thank you Lt. Edwards from a Marine grunt
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