Virginia Heroes

Elzia Montell Edwards

Private 1st Class, Army

Born: June 5, 1932
Hometown: Roanoke City
Entered: August 19, 1950
Served In: Korea
Casualty Date: September 22, 1951
Died In: Heartbreak Ridge, North Korea
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

Private First Class Edwards served with Tank Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He volunteered to clear a path for his armored unit and was fatally wounded.

He is buried in Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Virginia.

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