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18jul12 Major (Ret'd) Murray Edwards C D & Lt Gov Steven Point | by natoveterans
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18jul12 Major (Ret'd) Murray Edwards C D & Lt Gov Steven Point

Major Murray Campbell Edwards joined the Army in the beginning dark days of WW2, was a Rfn, Cpl, Sgt in the QOR OF C – he was an instructor of young officers in England and was CFR’d and later served as a Platoon Commander and then Field Quartermaster during the bloody days of fighting during the Korean War. Serving with Colonel Big Jim Stone and the PPCLI, he wears the blue presidential citatation for brave actions won by him and his battalion in the heated heavy fighting days of the sometimes forgotten Korean War. Murray served on several Peacekeeping Missions and was the first Canadian Liaison Officer on Cyprus in 1964 when the war broke out between the Greeks and the Turks. He is a veteran of Palestine and Damascus. He was a Compay Commander with the PPCLI in Germany, was an active jumper leading a jump company in Calgary and he is a NATO vet –He was (Billy’s) Sgt Willbond’s boss at MARPAC HQ in the 70’s and in billy’s opinion he is a great old soldier. He is an officer and a gentleman. Widowed, he keeps busy as VPres of the Mark Isfeld Memorial Chapt of CAVUNJP and as ICROSS CANADA’s Director for Victoria BC. Murray is 93 years old this year. Murray’s wife Maury, liked and enjoyed billy’s wet canteen poetry and she called him the Canadian Soldier Poet. The name stuck

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Taken on July 18, 2012