Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Capt. James C. Edge

31, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Edge was killed by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Edge was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on April 14, 2005.

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"I think about those days often. You were strong, and well respected by all of us in Bravo co"
Jordan Dana

"Jamie was my XO at SOI East, Camp Geiger. No finer human have I ever met. I miss you brother. Semper Fidelis!"
Brian Burgess of Marietta, GA

"James and I were in the same TBS class, and ended up in Iraq at the same time. I was in the LOG Regiment at TQ when we got the call for casualties inbound. I went out to watch for the 46's. One diverted to the MA end of the FSSG compound. Found out later that day James was on board. He was a great officer, man, and Marine. Semper Fi brother."
LtCol (USMCR) Richard Weeks of Albany, GA

"April 14, 2005 you were KIA by a
sniper's bullet. This year marks the
17th anniversary of that fateful event.
It is as fresh in my memory as if it
were just yesterday. Time has not erased
the heartache of losing you, my son. RIP
and Semper Fi."
Janice [Edge] Whorton of Gloucester, VA

"I remember your leadership in Ar Ramadi, I remember your fearlessness when we were establishing a foothold
In one of the most dangerous cities in the country at the time. I remember when We heard Bravo actual was KIA and went out to provide support and hunt the enemy. Today of all days , I remember . RIP sir."
Sgt. Loz of Texas

"Today is Memorial Day 2021. I remember my son, Capt.James Edge USMC, who was KIA on 4-14-05 by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq. Not a day goes by that we don't think of him and miss his presence in our family. Like countless other Gold Star Families, we move forward and carry precious memories of our fallen loved ones in our hearts. RIP and SEMPER FI, Jamie, my son. Love, Mom"
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Gloucester, VA

"This is Memorial Day 2020. You have been gone 15 years, my son. I am growing older, but you are forever young in my memory. I think of you every day and continue to mourn for you. RIP & SEMPER FI Jamie !!
Love always,
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Gloucester, VA

"I look back at the time we spent together and I am so grateful to have been able to serve and learn from a great Leader and caring human. I find peace knowing that you are a Warrior and you died doing exactly what you loved. Forever your dedication and love for your Marines and Sailors will be remembered. Thank you. Semper Fidelis"
Scott V of United States

"Jamie, today is 10 November 2017, our birthday, so happy 241st birthday Marine! It has been just over 11 years but I still think of you often. You were such an inspiration to all of us at VMI. None of us has ever forgotten what you did for us - we all had some part of us that wanted to be just like you. I always wanted to be a Marine, but Marines like you pushed me that extra bit more - because of you, you helped me make it to where I am today. Semper Fi Jamie, you will not be forgotten by. Rest in Peace."
John Bolt

"Dear Jamie, I was not able to make it up to Arlington yesterday, on the 11th anniversary of your death in Ramadi, Iraq. I am recovering from injuries after a fall at church, last Sunday. I think of you every day, but on April 14th each year I recall that fateful evening, when I received the news that you had been shot by an enemy sniper, while leading your men across a roof-top. You will never be forgotten and will be missed by all who knew and loved you. Semper Fi and RIP, my son.

Always your loving Mom"

"After so many years I still recall how much inspiration and humor you brought to the cold, exhausted, and very young lieutenants of our Infantry Officers Course in the winter of 1997. I visited your spot at Arlington and always think of your family's loss. The world is a darker place without you. Semper Fi Captain"
LtCol Stephen Lynch of Sacramento, CA

"It's been over 10 years since you left this world and I think about you and your family all the time. I think back to our days at Oceana serving on the altar and laugh at all the memories of you. You were always trying to make me laugh, even when we were serving Christmas midnight mass. My heart breaks when I think about all that everyone has missed out on these last 10 years. Your family, your friends and complete strangers lost a great man way too soon. I've tried to honor you and often tell your story to my friends. I've visited you in Arlington and in my prayers Jamie. Your sacrifice keeps me grounded and reminds me that no matter how frustrated I may get with "everyday life" I am forever lucky and grateful to be alive. I hope your family is doing well and know that I think about all of you all the time. RIP Jamie and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice."
Franco Handlin of Shawnee, KS

"I was just a Marine in H&S, but I worked with you and your Marines in your company. I have been reliving my time spent in Iraq and I remember that you were one of the best COs I ever met. I still remember the day the call came in and the day a remembrance ceremony was held."
H&S Marine

"Jamie. Gone but not forgotten. We are going up on 20 years from the I and I hope you know we still think of you.


"10 years ago today we lost a great man and the best Company commander I have had the privilage to work. RIP Sir."
SSgt Maria, Alan J. of McAllen, TX

"Tomorrow marks 10 years that you've been gone from our midst. I brought flowers to Arlington yesterday to lay on your grave. I miss you, son. My heart aches to see you again. Rest in peace and know that you'll never be forgotten.
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Saluda, VA

"Spent sometime talking to your brother today, You left a Beautiful Legacy Hero..Please watch over your family, keep them safe.Sometimes talking to Tommy is the one thing that helps.we share the same grief, and we forever miss our Brothers..."
Cassie Harrell of Idaho

"On Palm Sunday I stood in Arlington and laid daffodils on your grave. Yesterday marked the ninth year that you were called from the battlefield to your eternal rest. You will be forever young & strong in my memory, my son. I grieve your loss every day & await our reunion, when I am called home. Semper Fi & RIP.
Love Always,
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Saluda, VA

"You are truly missed Jamie by family & friends. May you RIP, and watch over everyone as you did when you were here."
Linda Turri of Virginia Beach, Virginia

"It's April and the vigils of remembrance and gratitude are overflowing . . .

Shellie Starr

I can still remember when you and Billy we're jumping off the top deck into the pool. You were always active and full of life. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice."
Ron and Pat Poulin of Lisbon, Maine

"Happy Birthday Jamie! Still in all our hearts..still missing that smile!"
Anthony Bohn of Newport News, Va

"Every day that I wake up and put on my VMI ring, I remember you and miss you BR. I will never forget you and I am proud to say that I am your BR. I will never forget you."
NJL, VMI '96 of Philadelphia

"Remembering the Edge family again today . . .Capt. Edge Marines are remembering him on facebook as well . . .just so you know"
Shellie Starr of Wahington

"You were the best company commander a sniper could ever have you let us roam free to get the mission accomplished you would stop by and say hi and talk with us just because. Thank you for everything"
Brian Mendez of San Pedro, CA

"This Sunday, April 14,2013 will be 8 years since you died in Ramadi, Iraq, leading your Marines in battle.I miss you, son, every day. Although, I move on in my life's journey, I carry a sadness in my mother's heart, because you are no longer here with us.I mourn for what might have been. You will remain forever young in my memory. My Son, my Hero, my proud Marine.
Semper Fi & RIP, Jamie.
Love Forever,
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns,VA/USA

"How did I not know until today that you were gone?! You were like my big brother at TBS. We lost touch after a while, like most of us do as we move around. But I think of you and your unique blend of inspiration, motivation, humor, and leadership more than you'd ever know. I've been on the look-out -- hoping I'd run into you at some point. Found out from a mutual acquaintance today and it floored me. I know you made a difference in the lives of every Marine you led and I hope your parents, and Krissy and the girls know how much this fellow Marine considered you to be a hero -- even before you had the chance to prove it to everyone else. Semper Fidelis (and "Get Some)!"
Shawn Haney of Quantico, VA

"It's Veterans' Day 2012 & today, as with every day, I remember you, my son, my hero. I miss you so much! It feels like yesterday that you were taken from us, on that rooftop in Ramadi, Iraq. Rest in Peace, Jamie & Semper Fi.
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA

"Thinking of you today and the brothers of 1/5. Your sacrifice paved the way for my safe return in 2005. Thank you."
Drew Weaver of Charleston, SC

"Okay my friend Jamie; I sure miss you and love you. I think so highly of you and always did. You are alive in me today. Your humor is incredible. Had a dream about you last night and we were having lunch together at the beach in San Onofre in your old truck. We were laughing a lot. I woke up laughing actually. Semper Fidelis my brother. I will see you soon enough."
Kelly Thompson of Honolulu, HI

"It is very comforting to know that my big brother touched and enriched so many lives. Thank you to all those who visit this site and to those who visit him at Arlington. Thank you to those who serve or have served. Whenever I'm having a really bad day I can still hear my brother's voice, "Hey man, you need some motivation?" "YUT, GET SOME!" And that makes me smile. Hope it made you all smile as well."
Tommy Edge of Va.Beach

"Seven years ago today,a knock on the door brought me the news that you were killed by a sniper on a roof-top in Ramadi, Iraq. You are gone from us, but never forgotten. You remain with me in the memories I carry in my heart and I see you in the faces of your daughters. Rest in Peace, my son. I'll be with you soon.
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA/USA

"Another April 14 is upon us. We those served under and with Capt Edge in Bravo Company 1st BN 5th Marines remember that fateful day when our commanding officer was taken. It is a testament to his character and leadership that he was the first kia of the company. Weather it was in training or in war, he always lead from the front. So as this day passes we remember the finest of officers Captain James Edge our company commander, our leader, and our hero.

Sgt Brown, Daryl Waco Tx


"It's April and I just wanted to visit the site and let your loved ones know we remember . . .thank you"
Shellie Starr

"Went to visit your grave for the first time last weekend (February 2012) with a buddy of mine who lost Marines in Fallujah. Then I found out this week my roommate from Afghanistan just died. I'm just glad to have had the chance to know you through junior high and high school and him in service. The world is better place for having you two in it. Rest in peace."
Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh of Alexandria, VA

"Thank you and I miss you BR. You are not forgotten."
TJB of Worcester, MA

"I have such wonderful memories of Jamie from Green Run High School, where I was Jamie's principal. I shall always remember his love for country and his ultimate sacrifice for doing what he loved doing. God bless his spirit and his family."
Don Stowers of Pulaski, VA

"Just thinking about you today brother. LAR Bn seems like just yesterday, but know that you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Semper Fidelis"
Major Steve Kahn, USMC of Virginia

"Jamie, My friend. My family is honoring you on this Memorial Day, May 30th 2011. It has been 6 years, and I think of you often. I will always remember the special moments; my favorite is when we sang Pearl Jam songs as we convoyed from Fallujah in 2004. You are now and always my brother in Christ."
Donnelly Wilkes, LCDR USN (SEP) of Westlake Village, CA

"Six years . . .we remember. Blessings to your family, may they have peace that passeth understanding . . ."
Shellie Starr of Snohomish, WA

"Capt Edge & Family, we never met, but I hear about you from some of the guys alot...good stories, my brother served under you as well...Thank You, know that you remain in our thoughts & prayers daily...Some of us know the pain of loss, but will always be grateful to you .....Semper Fi"
Ssgt Harrell 's Sister

"Jamie, remembering you today on Veterans Day and to say, Happy 235th Birthday! (11/11/10)"
John Bolt, VMI '99 of Irvine, CA

"You were remembered on the Nancy Grace program tonight. God bless all who serve."
Chris of NP, Ca

"Semper Fi Jamie"
John Bolt, VMI 99 of Pasadena, CA, USA

This past Sunday, I took my girls to see where you were laid to rest. I wanted them to know who you were and what you did for all of us. I can not believe it has been five years. . .we miss you!"
Cristina "Campos" Dajero of Virginia Beach, Virginia

"April once again, remembering the loss of Capt. Edge . . .blessings to his family."
Shellie Starr of Snohomish, WA

"Sir, I just left you in Arlington. I thought it has been long enough and I needed to see you. I have wanted for so long to visit but couldn't bring myself to it! So happy veterans day. There isn't a day that goes by I don't think of you , you are a role model to me and a huge part of who I am now To the family, I have some very good pictures if you would like them please E-Mail me.
smith0369@gmail.com. SSgt Smith"
SSgt Joseph Smith of Camp Lejune , North Carolina

"Jamie Edge. Man, what an imposing figure you were to me, while i was a rat and you were on the RDC as a 2nd class member. Being around the Marine Corps my whole life, I immediately observed how you lived, how you conducted yourself. I am still a huge fan of yours, I was hurt, deeply when I heard of your death. I looked up to you and figured that if I lived as you did, I would turn out ok. To the family of Jamie, God Bless you. He was an outstanding person and Im quite sure he was a picture Marine. I wish I could have served under his command. To his MARINES, OOHRAH! Im sure he motivated you and I know he led from the front.
Thank you Jamie. Your imprint on my life has and will always endure."
SSG Sean Willliams of currently Richmond, VA

"Hey BR. I'm taking a photo of you to our Memorial Day service in Lynchburg. I was online looking for a good picture and found this wonderful site. It's been difficult reading all the tributes and messages on this board... I miss you, and we'll never forget."
Turner Perrow '96 of Lynchburg, VA

"Although, I have never met Capt Edge, I was told of his story by one of his servicemen. I asked this fellow serviceman to tell me a story of a person who touched him so that I could pass on a memory to our Church/Boy Scout picnic on Memorial Day. I just would like to tell the family that his memory is being passed on and he is not forgotten. We are grateful as a nation to have a great person bless us with his gifts!"
Unknown of Southington,CT

"It's April once again and I want Capt. Edges family to know we remember him and appreciate the leadership he gave our son, Cpl Jeff Starr. He led his Marines with integrity!"
Shellie Starr of vpm Cpl Jeff Starr, kia Ramadi

I went to visit you at your grave site today. Know that I will never forget the laughs we all had back at Ocean Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and your legacy will always be remembered. . ."
Cristina "Campos" Dajero of Virginia Beach, Virginia

I am a few days away from leaving Iraq. It is a different place now. I cannot help but think that change is because of you. I am out here with your former radio operator. He was with you that April day. A day does not go by that we do not celebrate your life and leadership. He will tell me a story of you and I will flash back to our time in LAR. I hope that somehow you know that you are still leading Marines and influencing lives as only a true warrior can. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. S/F"
Maj Kyle Morris of Camp Taqqadum, Iraq

"Jamie, I found out from Tom Wotka about three weeks ago, that you had left us. I am saddened by this. We had good times in Panama and I had hoped we would work together again someday. The last time we saw each other was on the street in Q-town and you were an all-grown up Captain, not the 2nd Lt I first met. We were on opposite rotations in Iraq and so we never got to the job together again but I am heartened to hear and read what a great officer, leader and Marine you became. I will keep you in my thoughts and your family in my prayers. Semper Fidelis, brother."
John Lewis of Atlanta, GA

"Good evening Sir,
it has taken me a long while to write to you and please don't hold it against me! The men of 2nd plt B Co. will never forget that day in Ar Ramadi, you, 2nd Lt Clinton and me sharing your famous history debates and you walking around the berthing areas making sure the Marines were on their toes. I was always impressed by how your presence made your Marines calm in the face of imminent danger and I doubt that I will ever have a leader that exemplifies the corps values and virtues that you did every single day that I had the privilage of serving under your command.
I am a SNCOIC of a recruiting station and I try my hardest to push my recruiters to find young men that are made of the stuff that Marines like Cpl Starr and yourself were made of. Your memory will live on as long as I am a Marine and alive on this Earth. Semper Fi Sir and as I always said when you asked me if my guys were ready......No Worries Sir, you trained us! Thank you for your guidance and leadership."
GySgt Matt Woodward of Temecula, CA


Damn man, I miss you. A week before you were taken I remember saying to my then pregnant wife that I wanted to go to a VMI reunion and hopefully you would be there so both my wife and kid could meet you, and so I could meet your family.

I always remember your orange truck and the day you came into my room asking me if it was running funny when I borrowed it. When I asked why, your reply always makes me bust out laughing... "'Cause the damn thing broke in half pulling out of the First Class parking lot!" Oh man, that was too funny!

You made a difference Jamie and those of us left behind are keeping watch on your family. Rest in Peace Brother, we'll catch up at some point. Semper Fi.

Ian Connor, VMI '91 of Burlington, VT

"I think about Jamie and his family often, and I hope they are doing well. I moved recently, and I went through pictures and found a lot of Jamie and Billy. I miss you guys."
Nicki of Port ST. Lucie, FL


Thinking of you over the 4th of July weekend. Thank you for all that you did for me. As one of your former rats in A Co, I am here today a Marine Officer due to your leadership, example and inspiration. I was so sad to hear the news, I visited you with my wife in Arlington in April of 2006, just before our wedding. My continued condolences to your family. I am so happy to have known you, your life and legacy has had a lasting impact on my life and those around you. I will never forget you."
Capt John Bolt, USMC VMI '99 of Twentynine Palms, CA

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Capt. James C. Edge:
James gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Hey Brother Rat, some of us came by to visit you the other day. Hope you are doing well up there and we have not forgotten."

""Just thinking of you on the Memorial Day 2008""
The Ayres of Texas

"Thinking of your family once again this April. May our common journies leave us in peace.It's been three years of a journey not wanted and so very hard. Just wanted you to know, he's remembered and thought of."
Shellie Starr of Snohomish, WA

"I knew Captin Edge as my company comander, in SOI. I spoke with him before he went to Iraq. He was an excellent commander, he made me feel indestructible. He was good at inspiring people around him. It has been seven years since I have seen him. He is a true American hero and I am proud to have served with him. I wish there were more like him in the world. It is strange how good people die young. May the grace of God touch his family. My heart and prayers are with his family. He should not be forgotten. It is truly great to serve with a real American hero. He is and always will be an inspiration to me."
Thomas Peterson of Vinton, VA, USA

"I was deeply saddened to hear of the death Of Jamie Edge , I was a classmate of his during his Rat year. I lost touch with most of my classmates when I left. I left VMI and enlisted in the USN. I am still active and deployed as we speak. I just recently ran into an old classmate who told me the news. I only new Jaime for a school year but I considered him genuine, determined, funny and a friend. I send to you my deepest condolences, and God Bless his family. We will continue to press the fight on, never forgetting our fallen brothers....."

"Capt Edge was a great man, Marine, husband, and father. I am glad I knew him."
Capt Cameron Renner of Camp Pendleton, CA

"To the family of:James C.Edge I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Sir, I am a SGT in Alpha CO at VMI. I just wanted you to know that we are keeping the traditions you lived by alive. I wear a KIA bracelet with your name inscribed on it. Your sacrafice will never be forgoten. Semper Fidelis and Rah VA Mil."
Michael Harvey of Lexington, VA

"We know words cannot return to us those we have lost,words can comfort,words can heal, words can be forgotten, But the selfless actions endure, I never knew James C. Edge but my deepest respect for his actions will reamin with me always, my the love he gave be with you always."
John Norman III of Virginia Beach VA

Thought I would wish you a happy memorial day.You are missed every day.I know I will never forget you.Until we meet again,
Ssgt Smith

"Two years without your Jamie. Our hearts are joined in our losses. Blessings to you and your family in the coming days."
Shellie Starr

"I was visiting the messages left at the site of Cpl Jeffrey Starr, my nephew, when I saw the message from James' mother. My heart broke again knowing that this family has lost so much. I know if given the choice a parent would happily change places with a child who has died. We do not know why these things happen, but I know God is in charge and we live for his purpose.

Thank you for your gift to our country for such a man as James. We are a better nation and people for his life among us. We are poorer with his loss. My God bless James' family and friends and may we all be more resolved to protect this land and serve our God."
Tim Lickness of San Diego, CA

"Capt. Edge was one of the finest human biengs I have ever known. They don't make them like him anymore. He had more concern for his Marines than some of their own families. I was in Ramadi that day. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me. Dillon W. Swearengin (409) 782 4606. We miss you sir! To the family I want to say thank you for bestowing upon the Marine Corps the finest officer I have ever met. Even though I am out of the Marines now, I carry the leadership traits taught to me by Capt. Edge as I make my way through civilian life and apply them to every day situations. To his two little girls: Whom's pictures he carried in his cover, your father was an amazing human bieng who loved you and your mother very much. If you ever want to hear a good story about your father, don't hesitate to ask me. Everything he did, he did it for ya'll. Semper Fidelis and God bless.

Dillon W. Swearengin"
Dillon Swearengin of Beaumont, Tx USA

"I could not but help how sad I was and still am to hear that Capt Edge was killed in Ramadi. He was a man that would do anything for anyone. His leadership and devotion to duty was the ultimate. I remember when we both went to Lithuania during the partnership for peace program in order to aid in the training of Lithuanian soldiers. Boy, did he have a knack for teaching. I was very impressed. I really enjoyed my time being around him and with him. To the Edge family: Today is a day for celebration because he is with God. May we all be happy for this great man."
Don Funkhouser of Jacksonville, NC

"I make myself read each one of these memorials. I leave a message and I cry at the unimaginabe loss. My husband a Marine and A4 pilot returned home from Vietnam,waiting and worrying for him was the worst year of my life. My son is currently serving as a Marine CH-46 pilot. I pray every day for him.

Captain Edge was the kind of man that every Marine should be. His friends remember his courage and goodness. he is with his heavenly Father where there is only love and kindness. I am deeply sorry for the sorrow of the family he has left here on earth. May they find comfort in this painful loss."
Judith of Birmingham, AL

"Our son, Cpl Jeff Starr, joined Capt. Edge as a national hero, on May 30th, in Ramadi. He thought highly of Capt. Edge and was with him that day last April. You have been in my thoughts and prayers."
Shellie Starr vpm Cpl Jeff Starr kia 5/30/05 of Snohomish, WA

"Krissy, We think of you often. We think of Jamie often. Greg was with Jamie at LAR for two years, and in Iraq at the same time. We went to Arlington National Cemetery this weekend to visit Jamie and to remember the sacrifice of such a special man and his family. I have heard so many good things about Jamie. Greg talks so highly of him. We just wanted you to know we have not forgotten. Major Robert Greg and Darby Palmer"
Major Robert Greg Palmer of TJAGSA, Charlottesville, VA

"To the family of CPT James C. Edge,

God bless your souls, CPT Edge's sacrifice to his country is greatly reverenced and respected. You are in my prayers, the Lord is our comfort during these times."
David Furrow of Fort Sill, OK USA


Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Jamie was a good man and someone I have great respect for. He was always a true professional and loved his Marines. I am honored to have served with him at 2d LAR and to know your family. Know that you and the girls are in Shelley and my prayers."
Major and Mrs. Cesar Rodriguez, USMC of Slidell, LA

"My last memory of Jamie is of us hanging out in Oceanside sharing a few beers and some good Mexican chow back in October of 2004. He had recently took command of a rifle company in 1/5 and you could just see the excitement in his face. I couldn't think of anyone more qualified to lead those Marines into combat. Jamie Edge was professional and inspirational, never boastful, never self indulged. He always had a smile on his face no matter what was going on around him...that's one thing about him that will stick in my mind forever. Although, I only knew him for a short while -- we were classmates at the Expeditionary Warfare School -- I can say without a doubt that I would have unhesitatingly sent my sons to combat with him. To Jamie's family, I know that there are no words that can mend your broken hearts, but I hope that you take solace in knowing that Jamie left us fighting for a noble and just cause, fighting for people that could not fight for themselves...fighting so that our sons and daughters would not have to live in fear of cowards that prey on the innocent. Semper Fi, Jamie. I know you're smiling on us today."
Bill Sablan of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina


May your wife and girls remember the man I knew so briefly, and may their grief be tempered by the knowledge that the man they love is the best we have to offer.

I will miss you, as we all will."
Brother Rat of Lancaster , PA

You were an example to us. A gentleman. I think of you and the others who walked through Jackson Arch and wore the EGA, then went where the Republic sent you and gave your life because she asked it of you.
I am humbled to have known you.... Happy Birthday Keydet, Happy Birthday Marine, Rest in peace, Semper....
A first class private, VMI C/O 97' / Cpl USMCR"
GMR of Westfield, NJ USA

"Happy Birthday Razor! Having a beer for you today."
Capt Tony Licari of Fishkill, NY

"Dear Edge Family, I went to high school with jamie and will always remember him. He has always stood out above all. God bless all of you and may jamie rest in peace. we love you."
jennie of va beach va

"Dear James Edge Family, My sincerest condolences on your loss. My name is Marc Dull, I am a USAF Veteran and an Artist from Illinois. Thank you for your James' Honorable Service and Ultimate Sacrifice for America and it's Values. His Legacy will endure by God! I found James's Memorial page while doing some research for a very important project that I thought you might want to know about. I just returned from Camp Pendleton where I visited the Commanding Officer of his Unit. I am preparing to sculpt a large monument specifically for the 5th Regiment and the Fallen Heroes in Operation Iraqi Freedom for the Memorial Garden area on Camp San Mateo there. Please e-mail me at dullart7@cs.com if you would like to contribute any input or feedback. I would be honored by your participation on behalf of James! Semper Fidelis, God Bless you and your Family, Salute."
Marc Dull of Illinois

I forgive you for trying to kidnap me in Bridgeport, CA in 1999. I can't believe you got lost on the way to my hooch. Thanks for all the advice and humor you brought to the Wolfpack. We will all miss you and pray for your family."
Capt Tony Licari USMC of Fishkill NY

"I will never forget CPT Edge. We went to college together at VMI. I knew him as Rat Edge his first year in college and I was fortunate to be his Cadre Corporal. He was a tough guy who had lots of heart. I enjoyed getting to know him the remaining 3 yrs at VMI. We would talk often, march in parades together, try to turn college freshmen into VMI men! I have told just about everyone I know about him and how terrible a loss our nation and world has suffered. I have such good memories of such a good man. Please know that I will never forget him as long as I live and will keep his family in my prayers always."
CPT BB of El Paso, TX

"I served under Capt. Jamie Edge when he was taken. He was by far one of the most respected Marines and greatest commanders I have ever met. Simply speaking with him was an honor every time. He led from the front, and showed the Marines in his care what being a leader meant. His morals were of the highest grade. He is deeply missed and will forever be respected in our memories. To Krissy, Helena, and Rachel- Know that we are praying for you, and your husband and father is in a far better place waiting for you."
Tim Hendricks of Camp Pendleton, CA

"to the family of james edge - on this day of rememberance we all honor the memory of james and the sacrafice he has made for freedom we also greave deeply with his family for there loss .we will miss him and the smile that came over his face when his family would come in the room ,and the mothers look of pride when she looked on to his face at what kind of man he had become ,kind ,gentle,determand,and most definatly a patriot and role modle . love you all and may god guide you through these trying times."
gregg vaughan of suffolk va.

"To all of Jamie's family,
I grew up with Jamie and have such fond memories of him. He always smiled and knew exactly how to make anyone laugh. Those memories I will cherish and when I look back on the photos from school I will smile knowing he will be watching over everyone who's life he touched"
Tracy Mitchell (Jepsen) of Cary, NC

"To the family of Jamie, he will be missed and never forgotten. His legacy will live on through his two little girls. Share all of your stories with them so they will know how brave their Daddy was and how he is loved still. Speak of him often and he shall not be forgotten.

To Jamie, I will always remember your kindness, your laughter, and the many years we spent growing up together. You are my friend and my hero and I am lucky to have had you in my life.


By Rebecca Grisdale

You were a young boy that we all once knew
A son, a brother, a student, our friend
Time flew by and then you were a young man
A Marine, a husband, a father, our friend
Distance kept us all apart and we went our separate ways
Knowing all was well we lived from day to day
When we heard about you today
It was in the most unexpected way
For it was with sadness that we learned of your death at such a young age
The tears soon started to flow and our minds were filled with rage
Then we thought of you and the courage that you displayed
You fought for our country and freedom with the bravest of the brave
As a Marine you served your country true to the end
A Captain, a comrade, a hero, our friend
You are now a fallen hero, our fallen friend
For it is in your honor that we shall all gather once again

Let us never forget the loved ones we lost, the ones who have served, and especially those who are still serving our country. Jamie, we will always remember you for your valor and your kindness. You and your loved ones will always remain in our hearts and prayers."
Becky Grisdale of Raleigh, North Carolina

"To the Edge Family

My family is deeply saddened by your loss. Although we did not know your son/brother/husband, my brother served under him in Iraq this last time. I know that his death affected my brother beyond words. It is such a terrible tradgedy. Especially for the little ones. But I know in my heart that he is in heaven, forever watching over his little girls.

May God bless your family, and keep you safe until your reunion with James."
The Love Family of Baytown, Tx

"To the family of James;
My deepest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. James is truly an American hero and will always be remembered for his ultimate sacrifice."
Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, Az.

"To the family of James C. Edge. My family honors your Hero. His Bravery, Valor, and Courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.
God Bless James and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, OHIO

"To the family of Capt. Edge,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. My nephew was killed in Iraq one year ago- I trully understand the emotions you must be experiencing right now. Through the support of friends and family and websites like this one, I continue to work through the loss of my nephew. You may find that websites like this one will help to bring some level of comfort. I hope you will find some support and comfort here, too. God bless your family and all who loved Capt Edge."
Alisia LaLonde (aunt of Maj Richard J Gannon II, USMC) of Capistrano Beach, CA

"You showed pride and fought for our country. You're a hero and will always be remembered as one. I'm sorry for your friends and family. My deepest condolences go out to them."
Catherine of New York

"To the family and friends of Capt. James C. Edge,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"Captain Edge, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Captain James C. Edge, USMC
Died on the Field of Honor

Brother Rat, Husband, Father, Marine

You will be missed by all who knew you"
Brother Rat - VMI 1996 of VA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, James will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Mrs Edge and Family,
All I can say, is that I am at a loss for words. I can only tell you that my family as well as others from the old Company C, Infantry Training Battalion family have you and your whole family in our hearts and prayers. I can remember his smile when he use to breif us when on the ranges at Camp Lejeune and our family nights were so great because we were one family through and through. I want to take this moment to let you know that my family expresses our deepest sympathy and our heart aches for you and your children. Remember, we are here for you and your family. He will be missed and the lord our god will care for him because he cared for so much for others. God bless you and yours and may the lord be with you.

Semper Fidelis to a great Marines family and the brother-in-arms we all loved! From his 2nd Platoon Commander of Company C ITB! 2000-2001"
1stSgt Mark A. Massey of Company C 2nd AABN Camp Lejeune, N.C.

"Thank you James Edge, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Capt. James Edge:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless James for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Capt. James Edge:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of James, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on