Edgar Tufts

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Edgar Tufts (83) was born in Banner Elk, NC. He was in Washington DC before entering military service on August 19, 1951. His service carried out from August 1951 to July 12, 1953. He arrived in Pusan and was stationed at the front line from August 12, 1952 until June 20, 1953. He was a part of the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry division, as a 2nd Lt. upon entering and a 1st Lt. upon discharge. Edgar was an infantry PLT LDR and heavy weapons company commander. He participated in the Stalemate situation, and was awarded CIB, a bronze star, the Korean Service medal, and the UN Service medal with two battle stars for his efforts. After returning to the United States and after he was discharged, he went to work. He says that the most memorable experiences of the war were Thanksgiving Dinner and “showers preceeding showers.” What impacted him most was the devastation caused by the war. His hobbies now include reading, woodworking, visiting family (as he has 12 grandchildren), playing cards, and church activities.


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