87 George Dudley Edwards, McEwen, Tennessee

87 George Dudley Edwards, McEwen, Tennessee

George Dudley Edwards

*Photo Needed

Rank/Rate:    Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class

Service Number:    295 32 89

Birth Date:    February 22, 1914

From:    McEwen, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal

Ship:    USS Canopus (AS-9)

Date of Death:    February 11, 1945

Location:    Kokura Military Hospital, Kokura, Japan

Circumstances:    Died of acute colitis

Remarks:    Some sources list George’s date of death as January 30, 1945.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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