Edward Joseph Craig

Private First Class
Army of the United States
28 January 1948 - 26 January 1968
Willingboro, New Jersey
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Edward Joseph Craig

21 Dec 1998

My name is Chip Brown. I am a retired US Army Officer and on this Veterans day I was reflecting and found your site. (Hopefully many AOL users did also.)

My wife knew Eddie when she was growing up in Willingboro, NJ. He was 19 when he died, 2 days before his 20th birthday.

Chip Brown

19 May 2007

My name is Kelly, formerly Kelly Craig of Roebling, New Jersey. Eddie Craig was my cousin. Unfortunately, he died before I was born. Even though I never met him, I went to visit his grave every year when I was growing up. I haven't been there in quite some time since I don't live in NJ any more. My family has told me some stories about Eddie, but unfortunately, not enough. I have heard a few stories about how he died, and about how he ended up in Vietnam and the Army in the first place.

I would truly appreciate any information you or your wife or anyone else for that matter, could give me on my cousin. I have been to the actual Wall in Washington, DC and etched his name on a piece of paper, but unfortunately, I no longer have that paper. My husband is in the military and we are currently stationed in Germany. The most ironic thing is that my husband is also field artillery.

From a cousin,
Kelly Parise

15 Jun 2007

I was a close friend of Ed Craig in 1966. Ed and I both were sent to Vietnam and I received a letter from Ed not knowing he had already been killed while this letter was on its way to me. I recently attended a ceremony for the unveiling of the Vietnam War Memorial for the serviceman killed in Vietnam from Burlington County, NJ. This memorial is located in Medford, New Jersey. Ed Craig's name can be found under the names from Willingboro.

From a friend,
Paul Mirenda

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The following entry is extracted from the 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry's After-Action Report for Operation YELLOWSTONE:

Fire Support Base BURT was located in Tay Ninh Province about 19 kilometers east-southeast of Katum. The four soldiers killed in the attack were

  • B Co, 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry
    • PFC James C. Curtin, Chicago, IL

  • A Btry, 2nd Bn, 77th Artillery
    • 1LT Reginald A. Stancil, Bristol, PA
    • SGT Maxie L. Price, Greenville, SC
    • PFC Edward J. Craig, Willingboro, NJ

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one who remembers,
Chip Brown

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Dec 1998
Last updated 11/12/2007