1st Lt. Jonathan W. Edds USA (KIA)

Cullum: 61538

Class: '05

Cadet Company: C2

Date of Birth: January 18, 1983

Date of Death: August 17, 2007 - View or Post a Eulogy

The Department of Defense announced the death of 1LT Jonathan W. Edds:

1st Lt. Jonathan W. Edds, 24, of White Pigeon, Mich., died Aug. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

He was born Jan. 18, 1983, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Barry B. and Julie A. (Musolff) Edds. He graduated in 2005 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving as a Scout Platoon Leader since his deployment to Iraq in March 2007.

On July 2, 2005, he married Laura Russel in Boone, N. C.

He is survived by his wife,Laura Edds of Fort Benning; parents, Barry and Julie Edds; brothers, Capt. Joel (Kasey) Edds, USMA 2004, Cadet Josh Edds, and his grandparents. Funeral services and military rites will be held at the United States Military Academy at West Point.