Dallas Preston Edmonds
Son of Kenis Franklin Edmonds and Myrtle Herndon
Served on the USS LST 376 (see picture below). He was killed on 9 June 1944, officially declared dead on 10 June 1945. Memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
At approximately 0230, 9 June 1944, LSTs 314 and 376 were torpedoed by enemy surface craft in approximate possition 4945N – 0054W. Convoy arrived in Baie de La Seine, Omaha Area at 0534, 9 June 1944.
Dallas was my mom’s brother, and my uncle. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17, after the Pearl Harbor attack. His mother signed a waiver, due to his age. Today, his picture, in uniform, hangs in my son’s room. My son, Mark, is serving in the Navy, as an Aviation Mechanic.
–Submitted by David Lyons
Dallas was my older brother. I was 11 yrs. old when he was killed. I have good memories of how sweet, kind, responsible and loving he was. My father died Dec. 14, 1941 and Dallas thought he had to take care of our mother and his younger siblings. He was much more mature than his young age ( age 17) when he joined the Navy in WW11. Tears still flow when I think of him. In his letters to our mother he always told her not to worry about him because he loved God and God was with him.
–Submitted by Diana Edmonds Lyons
- Rank: Signalman Second Class
- Date of birth: 26 October 1924
- Date of death: 9 June 1944
- County: Unicoi
- Hometown: Erwin
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS LST 376
- Theater: Atlantic
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: David and Mark Lyons
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