ARMY & NAVY: Wired for Death

Private William H. Edwards of the 4th Infantry Division was back in the U.S. last week minus one foot, and the hero of one of the grimmest incidents of the war.

Bill Edwards, who left Hayti, Mo. (pop. 2,628) to fight in Europe, was on a night patrol in Huertgen Forest when a mine blew his foot off. He lay where he had fallen, keeping his mouth shut so as not to betray his comrades to German infantrymen near by. Artillery shells whistled overhead in a constant barrage. A shell fragment struck his good...

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