Garrett Edwards was killed in action and is memorialized at Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.
Distinguished Service Cross
Garrett Edwards, Sergeant, Company F, 16th Infantry
For extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France July 19, 1918. When the infantry of which he was a part was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting heavy losses upon his platoon, he unhesitatingly went forward to ascertain its location and was killed while performing his courageous duty.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 13 January 1894
- Date of death: 5 July 1918
- County: Unicoi
- Hometown: Clear Branch
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Soissons
- Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre
- Burial/Memorial Location: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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