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Junior D. Edwards

Summary
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. Medal of Honor citation Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Place and date: Near Changbong-ni, Korea, January 2, 1951, Entered service at: Indianola, Iowa. Born: October 7, 1926, Indianola, Iowa G.O. No.: 13, February 1, 1952 Citation: Sfc. Edwards, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.
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