Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 3d
Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division.
Place and date: Near Soissons, France,
18 July 1918.
Entered service at: Bruceville, Tex. Born: 9 April 1897,
Moorville, Tex. G.O. No.: 14, W.D., 1923.
Citation: Reporting for duty
from hospital where he had been for several weeks under treatment for numerous
and serious wounds and although suffering intense pain from a shattered
arm, he crawled alone into an enemy trench for the purpose of capturing
or killing enemy soldiers known to be concealed therein. He killed 4 of
the men and took the remaining 4 men prisoners; while conducting them to
the rear one of the enemy was killed by a high explosive enemy shell which
also completely shattered 1 of Pfc. Edwards' legs, causing him to be immediately
evacuated to the hospital. The bravery of Pfc. Edwards, now a tradition
in his battalion because of his previous gallant acts, again caused the
morale of his comrades to be raised to high pitch.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)