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TACAMO Fallen Veteran - David Edwards, VQ-4

1946 - 2014

David L. Edwards, 68, of Durham, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at his home. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 13, 1946, a son of Carl and Doris Edwards. He married his wife, Irene G. LaPlante, on June 7, 1969, and was the loving father of Daniel C. Edwards of Newmarket, N.H.

David retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years as a RMCS (A/C). He later retired from L.L. Bean. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was also a big sports fan, particularly baseball. David is survived by his son, Daniel and his significant other, Becky LaPense.

He is also survived by his brothers, John and wife, Doris Edwards, of St. Louis, Mo., Michael and wife, Barbie, of St. Louis, Mo., and Peter and wife, Barbara, of St. Louis, Mo.; and a sister, Kathleen Blomgren and husband, Lynne, of John’s Island, S.C. He was predeceased by his parents and wife, Irene.

Submitted by Mike Wagoner:

"Well I found his obituary........A lot more could have been said. He was one sharp RM2/1 during the 70s with VQ-4 - truly a good guy. His best friend was Guy Payne (misspelled maybe). My wife Ruby watched his son Danny for at least two years when we lived in base housing PAX River."


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