Edison A. Harkins III, Vietnam War CasualtyPorter County Data on Vietnam War Casualties . . . .

Edison Amos Harkins III
Corporal, E Company, 52nd Infantry, 1st Battalion
Date of Birth: April 22, 1949
Date of Death: July 30, 1970
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds, explosive device
Hometown: Beverly Shores
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Panel 8 West, Row 69

Newspaper Notices:

Beverly Shores GI Viet Victim

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) -- Army Pfc. Edison A. Harkins, III, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edison A. Harkins II of Beverly Shores, died last week of wounds suffered during a combat mission in Vietnam, relatives were notified.

The 1967 graduate of Elston High School at Michigan City has been in Vietnam three months. Harkins was the 1,180th Hoosier to die in Southeast Asia fighting since 1961.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 5, 1970; Volume 44, Number 28, Page 1, Column 7

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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