Recipient Detail



Rank: Private First Class
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 3d Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division
Born: 9 April 1897, Moorville, Tex.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Bruceville, Tex.
G.O. Number: 14
Date of Issue: 12/31/1923
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Soissons, France, 18 July 1918


Reporting for duty from hospital where he had been for several weeks under treatment for numerous and serious wounds and although suffering intense pain from a shattered arm, he crawled alone into an enemy trench for the purpose of capturing or killing enemy soldiers known to be concealed therein. He killed 4 of the men and took the remaining 4 men prisoners; while conducting them to the rear one of the enemy was killed by a high explosive enemy shell which also completely shattered 1 of Pfc. Edwards' legs, causing him to be immediately evacuated to the hospital. The bravery of Pfc. Edwards, now a tradition in his battalion because of his previous gallant acts, again caused the morale of his comrades to be raised to high pitch.