Calhoun Soldier Dies of Wounds in 1919


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/24/1919.

Bernie Edman Dead

The official casualty list given out by the War Department at Washington last Thursday contained the following item:

"Died from wounds received in action, previously reported missing in action - Bernie Edman, Big Springs."

This young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Edman, of Big Springs, and for several months the only information that could be secured about him was "missing in action."  While his relatives felt that he had probably been fatally wounded, the news so recently received carried with it a shock, for the small faith that some encouraging news might be learned must now be abandoned.

Mr. Edman was an energetic man of sterling qualities, who enlisted in the U.S. Army at Clarksburg, where he was employed at that time.

While the Chronicle regrets to record the death of this splendid young man, his father and relatives can remember that he made the supreme sacrifice for the only cause that was worth it.