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John David Edgerton

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Williamsburg
Entered: August 12, 1946
Discharged: June 15, 1971
Died In: N/A
Awards: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Army Seal, Combat Infantryman Badge

Finished Boot Camp at Parris Island, S.C. Was a Kellaher Ranger. Survived a H23 crash near the Cambodia border on October 12, 1967. Became Infantry Unit Commander of the 2d Bn 8th Infantry.

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