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First Name: Gayl

Last Name: Edwards

Birthplace: Oplin, Callahan Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Abilene, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 01 February 1926

Date of Death: 22 April 1945

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Gayl Arvin Edwards

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Gayl Arvin Edwards

Private, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Private Edwards asn-38711451 awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart (posthumously) for his gallantry in action on Okinawa with the Company E 32nd Infantry 7th Division on 22 April 1945. He was killed in action against the enemy Japanese forces. Reported in the newspaper The Abilene (Tx) Reporter News Tue 16 Oct 1945 and Wed 17 Oct 1945.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 319654   Created by: drjones46




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