Philip Edwards

Husband of City Girl, Wounded in Germany, Dies
Private Robert Ward Edwards of Sioux City, Iowa died December 17, as a result of wounds received in action in Germany, according to a telegram received from the War Department by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Edwards, living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Plummer, 528 North Barstow Street.

Private Edwards was born on December 14, 1919 at Magnolia, Iowa. He was inducted into the Army at Fort Des Moines, Iowa on March 22, 1942 and, from there, was sent to Camp Barkeley, Texas. After 18 months of training, he went on maneuvers into Louisiana and California. 

He was given a 14-day furlough last January, before he was sent to England. He was with the invasion on D-Day and  participated in the Chambois Ambush north of LeMans, in which the 90th Division almost annihilated the German Seventh Army. 

His last letter, dated December 4, stated, "The folks on the home front just gave us a kick in the pants. Here we are, ready for the kick-off, and we can't swing it because we don't have enough big shells." 

Private Edwards is survived by his wife and 2-year old son, Timothy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Edwards of Magnolia, Iowa; six brothers and two sisters. Three of the brothers are in the service, Sergeant John and Corporal Arlus in the Air Corps in France and Philip in the Navy in California.