Edward "Jim" James Edge
1949 — 2022
Edward James Edge Jr. "Jim" "Rambo" was born in Topeka Kansas on November 1, 1949, to Mary Jane Hogbin and Edward James Edge Sr. Jim was raised by his grandmother, Helen Edge, in Beloit and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. When he was 17, Jim enlisted with the United States Marine Corps where he served active duty in the Vietnam War. During his time in Vietnam, Jim served as a radio operator for the forward observation team from Charlie Battery 1/11 105mm Howitzers. Jim also served with Mike Company 3/1 First Marines as a forward observer, radio man, and grunt. During his time at war, he also served six months with a special unit staying in Vietnamese villages with other...