Virginia Beach Marine Killed In Iraq

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

April 18, 2005

The Department of Defense announced Monday, April 18 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Captain James C. Edge, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va, was killed last Thursday, April 14 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division which is part of I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Edge was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

The Virginia Military Institute is reporting that Edge was a 1996 graduate of VMI, and is survived by his wife and two daughters of San Clemente, California.

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