My dear friend, Bev Perlson, received this humble request from her son, recipient of the Bronze star:
My Son served with Marshall Edgerton in the 82nd Airborne Signal battalion. Marshall died on December 11, 2003 in Ramadi. Marshall fought off 3 insurgents and kept a truck loaded with an IED from reaching their intended target, the mess hall. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save his Brothers. John 15:13:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Marshall left his wife Amy and a Daughter and a Son. I ask that some of you on this email list will please consider a donation toward a college fund for Marshall's children. The fund cited at the bottom of the article above is incorrect. The memorial address spells Marshall's name with only one "L" The Correct address to donate to through paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep Marshall's family in your prayers and please consider a donation for the children of this brave American Son who gave his life so others may live. You can read about Marshall and his family at: http://www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/edgertonmarshalll.html
I'm sure the family would appreciate your post.
With A Mothers Heart, Thank You For Any Support For Marshall's family.
The Band of Mothers
North Georgia family honors fallen solider DALTON, GA (WRCB) -
As the nation pauses to remember the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, one North Georgia family is honoring the life of a soldier who died, serving in the Iraq war.
Sgt. Marshal Edgerton fought for our country in Iraq and those that love him dearly say they wanted to gather Saturday to honor him for the sacrifice he paid, fighting for our country.
"He gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life for his country. He was killed in action December the 11 2003," said Glenda Est, Sgt. Marshal Edgerton's mother.
"We all lost so much when we lost him. I am so sorry that you lost your dad," said Sgt. Edgerton's friend.
Saturday's heartfelt gathering was organized to honor fallen solider Sgt. Marshal Edgerton who lost his life while serving in Iraq 10 years ago.
Even though a decade has passed, he is not forgotten by those that loved him dearly.
His family, friends, his wife and their children, Ellisa was 2 when she lost her dad and Hunter was 7.
"It makes me feel good for them that we come together to remember their dad," said Sgt. Edgerton's wife.
Everyone that arrived to Country Hills Cemetery Saturday morning was handed an American flag one by one. They were all placed next to Sgt. Edgerton's final resting place in Dalton, GA.
The years have faded but the memories and tears have not. The ceremony started with his friends that were stationed with him overseas. They shed tears, exchanged many stories and played music.
"We know the dangers that happen when we put on the uniform but its hard to comprehend when it actually happens," said Derick Burtin, Sgt. Edgerton's friend.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Channel 3 spoke to Glenda Est, Sgt. Edgerton's mother who said a prayer for her son including the all men, women and their family's that sacrifice so much to fight for our freedom
"We need to show them honor because that is what they deserve for the duty that they are called to do," said Est.
A memorial fund was set up for his two children. All of the money donated to the account will go directly to them to help pay for college, if you would like to donate contributions can be sent to the email@example.com account by clicking here.