Plen Edwards was born in North Carolina, the son of John Wiley Edwards and Embetty Edwards. He was married to Pearl Mae Watts and father of Barbara Jean Edwards.

Plen Edwards served with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, Company G. He was killed in action.

The Erwin Record, November 20, 1947
Funeral services for Sgt. Plenn Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Edwards of Erwin, who was killed in action in Holland, November 5th, 1944, were held at Missionary Baptist Church, Bee Log, N.C. This was the first body of the war death to arrive in this county. The body was met at the Clinchfield Railroad Station by an escort of VFW, of the James Strickland Post 5809, in full uniform, with their colors, who accompanied the funeral cortege to the Boyd-DeArmond Chapel.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Edwards; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Gregory of Burnsville, N.C. and Mrs. Veo King of Erwin: five brothers, Arthur, Elbert, Floyd and Harvey of Bee Log, and Gus Edwards of Erwin.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 March 1917
  • Date of death: 5 November 1944
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Watts Cemetery, Bee Log, North Carolina
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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