Indianola in Warren County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Junior D. Edwards Memorial
Junior D. Edwards
SFC U.S. Army
Oct 2, 1926 Jan 2, 1951
The only Iowan in
the Korean Conflict to receive
the Congressional Medal
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 41° 20.988′ N, 93° 33.438′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Iowa, in Warren County. Memorial can be reached from South Jefferson Way (U.S. 65/69) south of 10th Street, on the left when traveling south. This monument is located in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianola IA 50125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100 North Howard (approx. ¾ mile away); 102 North Howard (approx. ¾ mile away); 106 North Howard (approx. ¾ mile away); 108 North Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); 110 North Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); 112 North Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); 114 North Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away); 116 North Howard (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
Regarding Junior D. Edwards Memorial. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: *EDWARDS, JUNIOR D. (KILLED IN ACTION)
Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Changbong-ni, Korea, 2 January 1951. Entered service at: Indianola, Iowa. Born: 7 October 1926, Indianola, Iowa. G.O. No.: 13, 1 February 1952. Citation: Sfc. Edwards, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. When his platoon, while assisting in the defense of a strategic hill, was forced out of its position and came under vicious raking fire from an enemy machine gun set up on adjacent high ground, Sfc. Edwards individually charged the hostile emplacement, throwing grenades as he advanced. The enemy withdrew but returned to deliver devastating fire when he had expended his ammunition. Securing a fresh supply of grenades, he again charged the emplacement, neutralized the weapon and killed the crew, but was forced back by hostile
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