Private First Class, Fred Lawrence Edmond 37608974 KIA

Private First Class, Fred Lawrence Edmond 37608974 US Army KIA. He was born on October 3, 1923, the son of John Edmond and Lillian Edmond of Lemay St. Louis County Missouri. At the time of his enlistment he was 5 foot 6 inches tall has brown eyes and brown hair and weighed 130 pounds. He served in 2nd Platoon, Company F, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division.  He was Killed in action on January 26, 1945 at the age of 21. PFC. Edmond was the first man from Company F to be killed in action while fight with Company F. He died from drowning. His body was interred at Jefferson Barracks on December 7, 1948. He was awarded the the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medalthe Purple Heart Medalthe Good Conduct MedalThe American Theater of operationsthe European Theater of Operations Medal ETO and the World War Two Victory Medal

 

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63rd Infantry Division Records

WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

1930 United States Federal Census