EDGAR L MCWETHY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

EDGAR LEE MCWETHY JR

WALL NAME

EDGAR L MCWETHY JR

PANEL / LINE

22E/32

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LEADVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDGAR LEE MCWETHY JR
POSTED ON 9.13.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Edgar McWethy, Thank you for your service as Medical NCO with the 1st Cavalry. Thank you for the lives you saved, and for the Medal of Honor. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was the anniversary of the terror attacks. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2018
POSTED BY: Billy

Read the Medal of Honor citation below....of a Great Hero...

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


BINH DINH PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

21 JUNE 1967



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty. Serving as a medical aidman with
Company B, Specialist 5 McWethy accompanied his platoon to the site
of a downed helicopter. Shortly after the platoon established a defensive
perimeter around the aircraft, a large enemy force attacked the position
from three sides with a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire and
grenades. The platoon leader and his radio operator were wounded
almost immediately, and Specialist 5 McWethy rushed across the fire-swept
area to their assistance. Although he could not help the mortally wounded
radio operator, Specialist 5 McWethy's timely first aid enabled the platoon
leader to retain command during this critical period. Hearing a call for aid,
Specialist 5 McWethy started across the open toward the injured men, but
was wounded in the head and knocked to the ground. He regained his
feet and continued on but was hit again, this time in the leg. Struggling
onward despite his wounds, he gained the side of his comrades and
treated their injuries. Observing another fallen rifleman lying in an
exposed position raked by enemy fire, Specialist 5 McWethy moved
toward him without hesitation. Although the enemy fire wounded him a
third time, Specialist 5 McWethy reached his fallen companion. Though
weakened and in extreme pain, Specialist 5 McWethy gave the wounded
man artificial respiration but suffered a fourth and fatal wound. Through
his indomitable courage, complete disregard for his own safety, and
demonstrated concern for his fellow soldiers, Specialist 5 McWethy
inspired the members of his platoon and contributed in great measure to
their successful defense of the position and the ultimate rout of the enemy
force. Specialist 5 McWethy's profound sense of duty, bravery, and his
willingness to accept extraordinary risks in order to help the men of his
unit are characteristic of the highest traditions of the military service and
reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army
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POSTED ON 5.2.2018
POSTED BY: K

Drafted into the Army....Awarded The Medal of Honor

A Great Hero...with indomitable spirit
A credit to his unit...his country...and to Mankind
He sacrificed his life to help others
God Bless You Edgar
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POSTED ON 3.23.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Edgar Lee Mcwethy Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.28.2016
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Ed.
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