Bert C. Edmonds
Bert C. Edmonds
|Born||March 21, 1919|
|Died||October 16, 1942 (aged 23)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1937–1942|
|Rank||Aviation Ordnanceman First Class|
|Unit||Torpedo Squadron 8|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Silver Star (posthumous)|
Bert C. Edmonds was born March 21, 1919 in Longmont, Colorado.
Edmonds enlisted in the Navy September 11, 1937.
Awarded the Silver Star
He was killed in action in the Solomons October 16, 1942. Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Edmonds was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for his heroism while serving with Torpedo Squadron 8 in the Solomons.
USS Edmonds (DE-406) was launched December 17, 1943 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. F. Campbell, mother of Aviation Ordnanceman Edmonds; and commissioned April 3, 1944, Lieutenant Commander C. S. Barker, Jr., in command.
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