Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Marshall L. Edgerton

27, of Rocky Face, Georgia.
Edgerton was killed when his camp in Ar Ramadi, Iraq was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on December 11, 2003.

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"Thank you for your heroism and selfless sacrifice Marshall. Bless you and your fellow fallen comrades. We live each day thankful for your precious gift."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"Always think of you Brother. Remember that day like it was yesterday. So proud of your son following in your footsteps. Your sacrifice was not in vain. So proud to have served with you. RIP"

"Will anyone tell the real story? He's a hero. He sacrificed for all of us..."
Darrel L Bonrud of South dakota

"Will anyone tell the real story? He's a hero. He sacrificed for all of us..."
Darrel L Bonrud of South dakota

"Itís been a lot of Decembers, but still remember that one vividly. I always focus on how beautiful it was that morning and the big smile and sharp salute you gave me as I was running past along the path. I work everyday in modernizing SATCOM and it makes me happy to think that every effort might benefit those that work in your field. I miss you and keep you in my heart always!"
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"19 years and a sit here and hurt like I just found out again. I miss you man. I wish you were here to see my two little girls. I love you dad I know you hear it everyday cause not a day goes by I donít talk to you about something. I just wish I could hear your responses."
Hunter Edgerton of NC

"Love watching your son follow so honorably in your footsteps. They are big footsteps but he is following them well. Thinking of you as always Marshall, but especially on Memorial Day."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"Hey Edge. I didnít really get to know you that well but I remember pulling shifts with you at the gate to our FOB. We were all so goddamn lucky to have a hero like you in our ranks man. I think about you (and that day) often brother. I heard your son joined and is following in your footsteps. I imagine youíd be hella proud homie. Hope youíre resting easy Edge. Love you man"
Sergeant First Class Kenny Anton of Huntsville, AL

"Hi Hero. You donít know me but you saved someoneís life ,18 yrs ago today, that is very dear to me. You would be proud of the life he leads. Heís an honorable and noble man and he speaks of you often. He tells anyone and everyone of your sacrifice, your heroism and your friendship. I wanted to thank you for your selflessness, without it so many would have perished. Not only did they live but bc they live others live too and thatís all bc of you. I pray for your family and friends today. I pray God wraps his mighty arms around them and gives them peace and comfort as only he can. I know you are still watching over them and you are proud. Thank you will never be enough."
Forever Grateful Laura of ❤️🤍💙 NC

"Hey Bubba you have been on my mind heavy the last few days. I just wanted to stop in and say hey. I know you hear me talking to you everyday lol. I miss you bad. I was part of an event this weekend where they were honoring veterans and I proudly told your story to other veterans along with other folks who were there just listening. I have replayed that scene over and over daily since the second it all happened. When I turned the corner I saw you in action. You were doing exactly what we were trained to do without hesitation. You saved us all that day you handled business. I know we talk daily and that will never stop. Thank you for not only looking out for us on that terrible day but everyday since. I hope you are up there screaming out "AIRBORNE". Rucking down those streets of gold with your ruck full of radios and enjoying the views of heaven. Im pretty sure you have reminded everyone up there that those Georgia Bulldogs are back on top. I can still hear you say come on down between the hedges and get you some. EDGE I love and miss you man and I am eternally grateful. I will continue to tell your story for as long I am able to do so. YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO"
SSG Kenneth Cain of Thomasville NC

"Sorry I missed memorial day. Been in a dark place. But he will always bring light to the darkest times. Missed ya like always"
Darrel L Bonrud of South dakota

"Thinking of you this Memorial Day as always."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"Though about you all day today, particularly since I was working UHF TACSAT modernization this week. Thanks for your heroic, selfless dedication and service. Canít believe itís been 17 years today.."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"I remember me and Marshall eating chow behind the guard tower as the vehicle came in. Marshall wanted to eat as he just started, the sergeant on command told Marshall to escort that vehicle even tho it wasn't even his turn to escort that vehicle he did. I remember chasing that vehicle down but it was too late. I miss you dearly my friend R.I.P Marshall Edgerton will never be forgotten.
I'll see you on the flip side brother!"
Mike G of Orange, California

"17 years ago, when I was just 19, I will never forget for as long as I live. A day almost never goes by that I don't think about that time."
Rice of Utah

"You are very missed Marshall. I will never forget what happened on December 11 2003. Happy veterans day Brother. R.I.P"
Mike G of Los Angeles CALIFORNIA

"Miss ya ever day since that December. I will not forget. And will always remember"
Darrel L Bonrud of South dakota

"Marshall, just stopping in as usual to pay my respects and say hello. Not a day goes by... never forgotten and always honored as the hero you are."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"I'll accept her friend request"
Darrel of South dakota

"Darrell i sent you a friends request on face book marshalls mom, Glenda east"
of Lookout Ga.

"Darrell i sent you a friends request on face book marshalls mom"
of Lookout Ga.

"Marshall today is your granddaughters birthday she turned one tody.she also has started walking. you would fall so in love with her she has a way of stealing your heart .she has a beautiful smile just like you and such beautiful blue eyes .she is so loved and taken care of you would be so proud of the man and father your son has become.she is the apple of her daddys eye, Him and kylie his beautiful wife have done an amazing job caring for her you would be proud of them .I love and miss you so much ..MOM.."
of Lookout mountain Ga

"You and your family are always on my mind, and I tell your story often. You'll never be forgotten in our family. In fact, my son, who also joined the Army, took a picture of you on a Memorial Day ruck march to honor you and your sacrifice."
Mitch H. of NC

"16 years now and still remember the sights, smells, and sounds of 11 DEC 03. That day stands out most in my memory (even more than the birth of my children); probably because of the strength and decency of your character. Thank you so much for your selfless service and heroic actions that day."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"I was there in December. I don't forget. I actually know what happened. Message me on Facebook. 11th. Brutal. Darrel Bonru"
Darrel L Bonrud of South dakota

"Thinking of you and yours today. Miss talking some music and college football with you."
D Stanton of Houston, TX

"RIP Edge! Former ACP PSG here. TY for carrying on for the platoon at the highest order my brother.

I attended the Gold Order of Mercury ceremony earlier this year and did not get a chance to talk to Hunter or Allysa (sp) but the ceremony and level of respect was off the charts/outstanding.

I am putting together my second book and this latest is a 82nd Signal Bn history. It will have a special place for Edge in the GWOT chapters.

Can someone get me the full award/ write up, BIO, other key items?

I also plan to talk to family members, same deployment soldiers, LTC Dean, others that served in Afghani, Iraq with him and get their words as well,in the future.

You can reach me, Moon Mullins (Chris Mullins) at iamsparta@outlook.com. Im also on facebook if you prefer that method of comms.

Thank you Edge!"
Moon Mullins of Buford, Ga

"9/4/17 HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!! We sure do miss you. We don't hear from your children much anymore. I'm sure that they are so busy in their lives. We sure do miss them also. You were always such a "family" person. Happy birthday in heaven my son...We love you."
Mom ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga.

"As always, you're on my mind. Your son is certainly carrying your torch. I continue to earn the sacrifice you gave us all by instilling the importance of our nation's freedom in my kids."
Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"Update: Gold order of mercury presentation for Marshall L Edgerton will be Monday may 22nd 2017 of all American week at 1300 in 82nd ABN division headquarters"
of Fort Bragg, NC

"We never met, but on this day 13 years ago, you saved the life of someone who is very dear to me. Thank you will never be enough, but it's all I have."
Kimberly of Michigan

"12/11/16 . We didn't officially meet , but I wish so much we had . I see so much of you in Hunter , and i see him strive everyday at his job to make you proud . All the phone calls he gets from people who knew or served with you and all the stories attest for how much you were liked and loved . I just finished the display on our mantle with your flag and letters for hunter so our house felt complete .I know this time of year is hard for him , and he's gone to Germany right now . I just wanted to say how thankful i am that you're my father in law . I know you're looking out for our little one up there , so our recent loss doesn't hurt as bad , I hope you're enjoying your grandchild as much as we were going to . I can see how some of hunters best qualities come from the man you were and instilled in him .I think after all of the stories I've heard and family that I've met it makes me that much more appreciative of the role model you set for hunter . So thank you , and I can't wait to meet you one day ."
Kylie Edgerton of Fort Bragg , NC

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF but also when you served in Afghanistan as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!"

"12/19/16. Marshall.....this time of year. I have such mixed emotions. I fall deeper and deeper within myself and nothing seems to be able to draw me out. I'm lost in the sorrow of my soal.....I'm unable to see the light for the sadness. I have fallen on the darkest days of my life. Life is such a gift to all that holds on Dailey. It is such a struggle at times. I still can close my eyes and see you smilling and laughing with your friends. I sometimes dream of the days that should have been. During the day I think of what it is. I wish I could hug you one more time. I love and miss you. I want to say thank you for saving all those lives that day.
Mom and Dad"
Ginny105@windstream.net of Rocky Face ga.

"Miss you so much this time of year,miss having you sit beside me at church hearing you pray for people you loved . It is so had this time of year and all the other time of year you are missed greatly and will never be forgotten . You would be so proud of Hunter,he is doing great .He just recently got married can't wait for great grand children lol. See you on the other side some day ."
Mom of Lookout mtn .Ga.

"I know it is somewhat short notice but I will be visiting Edge around 1000 on Veterans Day if anyone can make it."
Amon Potter of Harlem Ga

"I always remember when the team of soldiers from the 82 no Signal Battalion came to your funeral and standing in the back of the church when they played the song about leaving a son and daughter and wife, I can not to this day listen to it. I think of you almost everyday and think about the lives that you saved that day, I know you had a gut feeling that something was out of place and that is why you stopped that truck. I can only hope that everyone that you saved that day has done something to better this world in some fashion. I was the NCOIC of your burial detail and can not put into words how that day was burned into my mind. I am no longer in the Army but we never stop serving even in death. Keep the gates open and safe for the rest of us when we finish whatever it is that we are here to do. I will never forget you for you are the epitome of what a soldier is. Thank you. (573)586-8534"
Amon Potter of Harlem, Ga

"8/9/2016. Marshall, after all this time that has passed I still feel your love. I still hear your voice. I still see your smile. I look around our family and everyone's life is still moving forward, but I feel that my life is still in the yesteryear and this is where I like to stay. I enjoy all the memories that we have shared together as a family. I feel that your Dad and I are just dancing by ourselves waiting for you to come and join us. I know that we will see you again. Our work on this earth is not finished yet. But when we get finished we will be their with you. I do hope that when my time is near that I can leave this world a better place. I love you son. See you soon."
Ginny105@windstream.net of Rocky Face, ga 30740

"I love you and miss you brother always"

"Tough one today Edge...you are first and foremost in my thoughts today. I have only a couple of months left to don my uniform, and it creeps into the back of my mind that once I transition from the Army, I will leave a part of me behind that binds us together. I want you, and your family, to know that your passing forever and deeply changed me. I think of you each time I see the flag and hear our National Anthem. You are the true embodiment of all that's good and right with this country and I refuse to ever let your memory die. Peace be with you and your family this Memorial Day weekend. Miss you brother, All The Way!"
LTC Mike Dean of Alexandria, Va

"Remembering you this Memorial Day. I can still feel the silence of the last roll call for you as they called your name three times with no answer. By far the most sobering moment of my life. Rest in peace, Airborne!"
Mitch of Clayton, NC

"Miss you brother"
SFC Washington Leonard T (Retired) Airborne!!! of Columbia SC

"5/7/16. Marshall.....well tomorrow is Mother's day. Another day without you. I can still see your smile and I can still hear your laughs. We sure did have a great family. I love and miss you."

"Hey Brother, the other day I was on routine patrol when I got dispatched to an area in my district of a citizen that spotted an American flag on the ground. They didn't know what to do so of course the police gets called. Ya know, I was walking up to the porch almost in tears thinking about what that flag meant to me and how much it broke my heart that it was laying on the ground. My feelings towards that flag is cause of you Marshall, damn it I sure do miss you. The news media got ahold of the story and the question was why did you take matters in your own hands and get that flag off the ground... My answer was simply "cause of my brother in law Marshall Lane Edgerton. It's been awhile man, but I promise you this dude you will never be forgotten and I mean EVER. I'll see you again man, and I sure can't wait! Love u Edge."
Dustin Stewart of Dunlap Tennessee

"The day you were killed was the first time I ever heard of you. Westside middle school had a memorial for you because you attended school there. I remember the words they used to describe you and what you gave your life for. You are a hero in the eyes and hearts of this entire community Your honor and legacy has influenced my life greatly brother."
Miller horton of Tunnel hill ga

"This is beautiful, God Bless this family & all of his friends & Thank All for your sacrifices Thankful for what yall do for the land of the free & Home of the Brave..God Bless"
LaDonna of Lexington SC

"One letter, filled with just the basics. But at times it seems like that letter is all that's keeping me here. The only words you left me, but they're my most prized possession. It all just hits me at once and its impossible to control. I'll miss you forever and always..."
Alyssa of Signal mountain, Tennesse

"Miss you old friend but your family misses you more. May God continue to bless the loved ones that go on without you."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Think about this day so often. Wish you were here to see what amazing children you have. Proud of Alyssa and Hunter everyday. RIP. We are always here for your family brother!"
CW3 Matt Russell of Fort Bragg, NC

"Always a tough day without you man. Love you."
Hunter Edgerton of Fort Bragg nc

"This will be my last year in the Army in uniform, but I will continue to honor your memory for the rest of my life. God bless you and your family. Very happy to see that your son has followed in your mighty footsteps!"
LTC Dean of Alexandria, VA

"Thinking of you and your family today."
D Burton of IL

"12/10/15 Marshall.....without you I am nothing. It is so hard to continue life without you. PLEASE help me ...my heart is broken. My world came crashing down but I realize I'm holding on to a dream that is never going to come true. I'm so confused. Should I smile for time we've spent together or should I cry for the time we have spent without each other? Somedays breathing is such a task for me. I still love you with all the little pieces of my broken heart. Every day I look into the mirror to see the same broken heart. Tear are forever still streaming down my face. I can be sure that my love for you will never end. Another lonely night with empty dreams. I love you my son....I love you my friend."
Ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face ga.

"Love you Son, miss you so much at this time of year You would be so proud of Hunter he has grown into a fine young man Love and miss you dearly"

"Miss you man, been on my mind heavy lately. I love you dad"
Marshall Edgerton of Ft Bragg, NC

"Marshall, 11/12/15 I miss you so much. thank you so much for protecting my rights as a United States Citizen. Thank you so much for being strong and proud that day. I wish that I could spend time with you again. I love you."
ginny edgerton ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga.

Boy have you been on my mind lately. I hope you've been listening too! Veteran's Day is right around the corner and I can't help but think about you and Hunter. I would give anything to thank you in person for all that you've done Marshall! I know you were one heck of a man and I can't wait to get the chance to meet you one day. Share this week with Hunter and Alyssa and be with them as they are thinking of you. Love!!"
Ashleigh of Signal Mtn., TN

"10/10/15. I can not believe that it has been so long since I saw your smile. I cannot tell people how your death has left us so empty. Time keeps going by but you loss is still so disabling. I miss you as much today as I did back in 2003. Everyday we live is one day closer to seeing you. I love you Marshall."
Ginny of ginny105@windstream.net

"I don't have any photos of Sgt. Edgerton, can anyone help? ty
Mark Lake
mark of NN, Va.

"Hey dad, well it's my last day of ait. I'm officially a 25 uniform. I get on a bus at 6:30 in the morning to head back to fort benning for airborne school. I'm ready to get there and knock that out then get home on leave. Been a long 6 months away from home for sure. You've been with me every step so far.
Love you dad."
Marshall Edgerton of Fort Gordon, Georgia

"Thinking of you as always bro. Sounds like your son may be turning out to be a "edge" off the old block lol, an orator and athlete. He's really got his work cut out for him huh?! Miss you so...
p.s. Your father couldn't have been/be more proud of you. Just for being yourself."
Sgt. Lake of NN, Va.

"Some of you that came down for Marshalls 10 year anniversary was asking about the post on Marshalls Memorial page who Ginny is, she is Marshall step-mother,A lot of you said it was confussing..Just wonted to clear it up ....God bless all of you"


This weekend reminds me yet again how lucky I was to have been your commander and been given the privilege of serving alongside you, if only for a short time. I only wish you could have returned home with the rest of us. Thank you for your honorable service and noble sacrifice for all our freedom; you will never be forgotten."
LTC Dean of Alexandria, VA

"There's not a day goes by that you aren't on my heart and mind, but today I'm aching. Today I want you here, today I want to hug your neck, I want to hear your voice, and I want to see your smile. Oh, how I miss that smile. I wish so much that my babies could know you. I wish I could watch you pick on Ryleigh the way you did me. I was crazy about you. I loved when you were around, you just made things better.. always. I cherish every memory I have of you. I'll always remember how mad I was at you for going hunting and killing that deer. And after eating dinner that night you asking me if I liked it, when I told you I did you informed me that I had eaten the deer I was so mad at you for killing. You thought you were so funny. You were. You were wonderful. I would give anything to be able to tell you that and let you know how much I love and miss you. You have a piece of my heart that I won't get back until I get to see you again. I can't wait! I know Heaven is a little sweeter, because you're there. Rest in Peace Uncle Marshall Lane Edgerton. Missing you always."
Sarah Edgerton of Dalton, Ga

"I didn't have the privilege of knowing you, but I "met" you through Hunter. wow, what an incredible man. If there was a chance to meet anyone in the world,any famous person, anyone in general, I would choose you in a heartbeat. I could listen to Hunter's stories about you for hours and hours and never get tired of hearing them & seeing the same pictures over & over. In the poem Famous, by Nye, it says "The bent photograph is famous to the one who carries it
and not at all famous to the one who is pictured." I love this because you are famous to me in this way!! one day I'll meet you up in Heaven & boy oh boy I can hardly wait. rest easy."
baylee of tunnel hill georgia

"Can't wait till I'm out of ait, airborne school is right after and I can't wait to have those sacred jump wings pinned on by all of the guys in your unit dad. I still stay in touch with some of them, but I'd like to hear from more of them more often. Think of you always dad."
Pvt. Edgerton, Marshall 4232404712 of Fort Gordon, Ga alpha company 369. 15 sig bn

"Dad, where do I begin? This past couple months have been crazy so
Far. Basic training is finally over and now I'm here at fort Gordon in Ait. I think about you everyday and wonder if your proud of the man and soldier I'm becoming, am I living up to the standards and the values that you had in your life. I strive to be the great man that you were and hope to be that same soldier too. I know your up there watching over me. I share your story with everyone I meet dad, your memorial bracelet never leaves my wrist. I love you dad.

To anyone who wants to contact me, my number is 4232404712"
Marshall hunter Edgerton of Fort Gordon, Ga


For years now, I spend my life daily thinking of you, of your family, and everything that should have gone so very differently. The reality is, I knew too much about you Brother, and way too little. Sometimes I truly fear that the truth is just way too ugly. I still hear the repeated echoes of your name being called over the loud speakers on Champion Main. I wake up all the time hearing your name being repeated over and over again, each time the dread growing and the truth becoming to real. ACP absolutely LOVED YOU like a blood brother, young paratroopers looked up to you, and the leaders around you know the professional, motivated and positive role model you were, and as an awkward obscure SSG in the SYSCON and 3 shop, I definitely knew the AMAZING, STRONG, INTELLIGENT Paratrooper you are. The entire truth is that you shouldn't have really have even been on that detail, but the professional Paratrooper you were, you ALWAYS accomplished your missions.

To Marshall's Family, please know, EVERYDAY, I pray for all of you, and have been, it's not much and honestly it's all I have. And please know I bear everyday, the thoughts of "Edge".

To: Aco ACP I am so sorry, I can't ever confess enough, my apologies! PLDC, wasn't even necessary. I can never apologize enough and I will never forgive myself. I just will never have the words!

ssg "ski" of nea, ar

"Hey Marshall, I wish every day that you could be here, but it's not to be. I wish I could tell people that losing you was getting easier, but it doesn't. On December 11 2003.....is the day part of me died also. I'm thankful that people,friends and relatives haven't forgotten. You are loved by so many. I know that my days are numbered.....everyday that I live is one more day closer to seeing you. You would be so proud of your children....they are really good kids. They bring alot of joy to us. Rest in PEACE my son. We love you. Mom and Dad"
ginny105@windstream.net of Rocky Face, ga.

"Thank you Marshall. Thank you to the extended Edgerton and 82nd families.

A personal note: Marshall saved me, and most of my unit on that day as we casually strolled down the main avenue of Champion.....the blast close enough to extract the air from our lungs as we approached the DFAC.

While I never had the pleasure of knowing Marshall personally, I fully understand that his sacrifice is why I am here today; and like many others I share his story with family, friends and fellow Soldiers. My kids, my extended family, my employer and my community all benefit from my participation thanks to Marshall.

Thanks Brother for your fearlessness and for following your gut that day. Only those who were there can understand the massive damage held in that VBIED, and only we who remain can remind those at home that the sacrifice of SPC Marshall Edgerton likely saved hundreds of lives on that very small FOB on that very surreal day.

Thank You Marshall.....you didn't have to....but you did. That's what makes Heroes!"
SSG Miles of DC

"I miss you so much, I wish you were here more than ever. Hunter is joining the military now, and I don't know what I'm going to do while he's gone... everyone always told me I would miss him when he moved out, and I always told them they were wrong, but now, I don't know what I'll do if something happens to him... I've already lost you, and I can't lose him too... I don't go a day with out thinking about you, I wish you were here with me, they say that the pain heals with the time, but they're wrong... I wake up every morning, and it's like I just lost you... I love and miss you more than you know, all I can do now is pray to God that he will keep Hunter safe"
Alyssa of Signal Mountain, Tennessee

"Thinking of you Brother"
SSG Watson, Michael of Nampa, Idaho

"Miss you brother. Praying for the ones you left behind."
Chtistopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Miss you brother. Praying for the ones you left behind."
Chtistopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Not forgotten Brother Airborne All the way!"
Jim Collins of Norwood MA

"Miss you Son so much .love you"
mom of lookout mtn. Ga.

"Thinking of you and your family."
D. Burton of East Moline, IL.


Tommorow seems like yesterday. I remember it vividly. It was a very strange time in all of our lives. Some of it was not very fun but now looking back at the times we had, I cherish every bit of it. There are few things I would change. I landed in Chattanooga after the dust settled on my enlistment. If there was one thing I could change, it would be to have my brother in arms down in Dalton to catch up with once in a while.

Think of you often. Airborne!"
C. LaBonne of Chattanooga

"Hey bro, thinking of you as always, sammy sent a photo of a bunch of us sitting on your front porch a while back. Made me smile. Sounds like you got some great kids,they were very young last I saw them. Hope to get back out in the woods soon, that was a nice buck we almost got eh buddy. Will get him. See you soon brother."
Sgt mike corbut of Columbus,ohio

"Tomorrow will be another year since that surreal morning near the palace on the river. I can still remember that day vividly and all the emotions. I continue to serve and strive to give my all to attempt to live up to your selfless, honorable sacrifice and dedication to your fellow Paratroopers."
LTC Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"I love you Marshall"

"11/27/14. I find it so hard to believe that you have been gone for so long. It hasn't gotten easier, but we have learned to cope. Death is not measured but the number of days you live on this earth.....it is measured but the quality of life you put into your days. One day I know I will see you again, till then I will need to continue on my mission. I have become a much better person. I love you so much son. Rest in PEACE."
ginny105@windstream.net of 105 Marshall rd. Rocky Face, ga. 30740

"9/29/14 As your children's birthdays is next week.....I have to wonder, what would their lives would have been like if you were here? Hunter has started college and Alyssa is growing up to be a fine young lady. I know that they miss you and talk about you often. I miss you Marshall.......I hope to see you soon."
ginny edgerton ginny105@windstream.net

"Brother, I miss you so. Friends and Family, I know we all do. I'm just so grateful to have been your friend. Lost but never forgotten... truer words have never been spoken. You were and always will be my best friend. Your optimism, enthusiasm, beliefs and values gave me pause. I still strive to behave with the Ethical code that you believed in and reached for. If I had to pronounce one thing most about this great man and leader of men... It would have to be that Edge loved and cherished his family dearly. You guys Amy, Hunter, and then Alyssa were the topic of our very first and very last conversation. " Go Marshall" football lol."
Sgt Mark Lake of Hampton, VA.

"I honestly have to say I think about that day, everyday of my life. At some point I am angry, sad, pissed off and back to sorrow. I saw a message left by your son and I could only cry. At one point I thought I was pass this point in my life. I often visit your page but have never had the strength to leave a message. I wonder if you will frown upon me due to the fact that you were the fallen soldier that took the place for all of us on Ramadi. I shouldn't say frown upon us but that is what comes to mind. How dare I not live my life to the fullest knowing you cannot be here right now. When I see your picture and more detailed your eyes, I am stricken with grief. That day was one that will live with me forever. Edgerton, I have a picture from that day that shows the clouds and the gods above were also saddened. This picture is my favorite picture and I have always wanted to share this with Hunter. I promise I will get the strength to reach out to him and share this amazing picture. I do not know what else to say from here other than, you live on inside of us."
Cope of VA

"Edge, I think about you often and the sacrifice you made to save so many of us! You are loved and missed, brother!"
Tony Phillips of Raeford, NC

"Marshall, thank you for serving this country. You will always be my hero. All gave some some gave all. I always think of you when that song comes on. Thank you for your service and your sacerfice,
Sincerely the Floyd's"
Floyd's of Dalton, Georgia


You are remembered as a hero."
Steve of New Jersey, USA

"Love and miss you son. To all vets I would like to say thank you..and God bless you..."
glenda (edgerton)east of lookout mtn. Ga.

"Love you Marshall and am thinking of you, not only on this day, but every day. Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. You are greatly missed"

"ďFreedom is not something to be secured at any one moment of time. We must struggle to preserve it every day. And freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.Ē

Ronald Reagan

"Thanks Edge. RIP!"
SGM Lonnie Null of Fayetteville, NC


Thank you and God bless your family. Met someone in my Battalion from Dalton, GA the other day and thought of you. Will be thinking of you throughout this Memorial Day weekend as I do every year. All The Way! 05/24//14"
LTC Mike Dean of Alexandria, VA

"hey brother i just wanted u to know i miss u and have had u own my mine for the the last for months like heavy. really the last ten years ive just had so much going on or wrong and its like any time i felt this way i had u to lean own or pick me up or carry me. i love you brother, man i had a dream the other night and it was so real, my wife alicia woke me up because i was crying so hard in my sleep all i remember is we where talking and hugging telling each other good bye but i was crying because i knew that when i woke up i could,nt see you know more. and i did,nt want too leave u. but when i woke up it had honestly felt like i was with u alicia said i kept saying no over and over. i remember u saying u had to go thats why i kept saying no any way when i woke up i started crying harder just because i knew my time with u was up. i love u marshall lane edgerton you,ll always be with me and a big part of me. your best friend nathan"
nathan of dalton ga

"Still remember that day in Theater when we received the word. Edgerton was an elite soldier, and I am very proud to have known him. From me and my team (F-01) we salute you!
A-Team Rocks Hard!
(Former A-Company 82 Sig Bn)"
Carl Lindquist of Fayetteville, NC


To you and your family may I say 1st I am so happy your Kayla Mae has been found. The call I hated the most answering was that of a missing child. Marshall intervened on your behalf to return her to you.

Secondly, Each radio show we do is dedicated to a fallen hero and by chance I came across Marshall's story in the Military Times wall of valor. By chance, last week I picked him for tomorrow's show.

In doing my research so I can do him proper honor, I found this memorial page which brought tears to my eyes.

Through the many wonderful heartfelt words from family, friends, comrades and complete strangers, Marshall came to life in a profound way.

Having lost brothers in arms in the line of duty, I can a test to the pain and loss. I pray I can give him proper honor as a gift to you, your family, his friends and brothers in arms. It is the least I can do to say Thank You and my sincerest sympathy for your great loss. Ann Ubelis, Host of Southern Sense"
Ann Ubelis of Beaufort, SC

"Oh Marshall I know you see what is going on in my life. Your niece Kayla Mae is missing. Can you please kneel down by Jesus' side and help keep a special watch over her until I can get her home where she belongs. It is going on 9 days now and I'm not sure how much longer I can go on. I miss you and her now and my heart can't hold so much grief. I'm just not that strong. I love you! Sis"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, Ga

"It's been ten years since they took you from us, brother. It's haunted me ever since. I hope your family has found peace and happiness. I wear a memorial bracelet for you, I told myself I was going to take it off today, the 10 year anniversary. But instead I decided to wear it until the day I join you."
LZ of CA

"As always on this day, thinking of you. It has been a long time, but your memory is still with me..."
LTC Dean of FT Bragg, NC

"To those who may be trying to send a donation to Marshall's children, please note the memorial address listed in the article below is wrong:


The memorial address is mis-spelled. Marshall has two L's in his name, the internet address shows only one "L".

My heart hurts for all of you. I did not know Marshall but I know my Son loved Marshall very much. They served together in the 82nd and Johnny so many times has told me about his Brother. These Warriors hold each other so hard and precious in each other's hearts.

I pray for each of you and I truly believe Marshall is in Soldier Heaven, that is where Warriors like Marshall go. I hear it is a "Heavenly" place. I wish peace to your hearts. May God Bless & Watch over Each of You!

Beverly Perlson
Johnny's Mom"
Beverly Perlson of Illinois

"Hard to believe it has been 10 years. I told everyone I work with the story of Marshall Edgerton today. Never forgotten, man!"
Mitch of Clayton, NC

"To the Edgerton's,
Ten years have passed, but the love and admiration for Marshall has not. All my best to the family. I had a great time this past weekend and look forward to seeing all of you again after deployment."
CW3 Matt Russell of Clarksville, TN

"On this day 10 years ago, I got the worst news I have ever gotten. It is a day that is burned into my memory and will never be forgotten. I have wished a thousand times over I could take your place. I continue over the years to say it has to be a mistake. There's no way you can be gone. I want to go back and give you one more hug, tell you I LOVE YOU one more time, see you hug your kids one more time. Anything just one more time. I pray for the answer to WHY? Why you? Why our family? Why isn't time healing my heartache? Why can't life be fair? Why does it have to be so hard? I have come to the conclusion that these questions will never get answered and my heartache will never ease up. One thing I do know is I LOVE YOU! Always and forever! Love ya, SIS"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"Edge I Love and miss you brother. These nnext few weeks are going to be tough. They always are. Ill never forget that day as long as I live being at the scene when it all happened I want to let everyone know how much of a hero you are. I sometimes tell your story to perfect strangers. Forever greatful......Love u bro..."
Cain of NC

"11-26-13 You would think that after 10 years my broken heart would feel some better......but it still is broken......it still hurts as much as it did on day 1. I keep going cause I know that this is what Marshall would want me to do. When I was growing up a lot of my family would tell me that "time will heal", but I believe that while time does heal some things.....it sure hasn't eased any of my pain. Sometimes I feel so alone and sad. I'm going to be so happy when I see Marshall again.....I love you and miss you BAD."
ginny105@windstream.net of rock face ga. 30740

"From what I understand some people are having trouble donating directly to the email address through PayPal. I was told you can call 1 888 221 1161 and donate toward the same email through customer operator. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks again."
D Burton of E Moline

"Thinking of you and your family. Rest in peace brother."
Jim Collins of Norwood MA. Iraq 03-04


Members of ACP and 82d Signal Btn will be taking a trip to Dalton, GA. Dec 6th - 8th in honor of the 10th Anniversary of SGT Edgerton's ultimate sacrafice. For information on how to attend, please go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/161265057410338/ If you can not make it, but would like to contribute to a fund set up for Alyssa and Marshall (Hunter) please make donations via PayPal to marshall.edgerton.memorial@gmail.com"
D. Burton of East Moline, IL.

Missed you a lot today you were on my mind all day. I read some letters you sent me. Kills me that I can't reply. I just held that flag you sent me and cried. Your my hero.

Anyone feel free to contact me
Hunter Edgerton of Signal mtn

"For it to be so long since you've been gone I still remember it like it was just yesterday! I'm very thankful that I got to grow up with you as my big brother. I cherish each and every memory from my childhood and thru out my life with you! You are a true CHAMPION and HERO! I'll see you again someday on the other side! Love ya brother!"
Zane of Dalton, Ga

"Happy birthday Marshall!! I'm sorry it's late. The Floyd family still thinks about you and talk about all the good times we had. We all love you Marshall. I know you're in heaven and ill see you again someday. Till that day know that all of us here at the Floyd house love you and miss you."
T.J. Floyd of Dalton, Ga

"9/5/13 Marshall.....I have thought of you all day. I was wondering what it is like in Heaven? Is your days filled with love and joy? Does the sun always shine in heaven? Here on earth my days are filled with unanswered questions and dispair. I hope that you are up there dancing in the clouds and singing with the angels. I know if GOD has a wrestling team, you are on it. Our love for you is strong and has not faded. You are still and always a part of our life. We will always love you.

ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Happy Birthday son ,I miss you more and more each and every day. Thoughts of you always. love you. mom"
glenda east of lookout mtn. georgia

"9/4/13 HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! We sure do miss you. Remembering you is easy but living without you is hard. I just hope that everyone who knows you will remember.....I hope they look at your past life and it makes them a better person for their future life. We love and miss you.

ginny edgerton of ginny105@winstream.net


"happy bday brother. i went bye your dads station today it was empty and grown up with weeds. not the same place at all now.needless to say i set there and cryed like a baby so many good memories. i miss u brother your best friend"
nate of dalton ga

"hey brother its just about that time, one of your favorites bulldogs taking the field against clemson. oh yea old man u got a bday this week i think big 37 marshall lane edgerton i love u and will never understand why your not here its not even a reality still i miss u little brother two months i know still big lil brother hows that.i cant wait until this all goes full circle and i can see u in heaven. marshall i love you your best friend nathan"
nate of dalton ga

"HEY MARSHALL!!!! It is almost your Birthday! 37 this year! Oh how I wish you were here so I could aggravate you about getting older. I think of you everyday and wish you were here with us. There is just so much I need to talk to you about. I miss our late nights on the front porch at Mom and Dad's talking about any and everything. I miss you! Love Sis."
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"hey brother anther year has gone bye for me i really cant believe im 37 and u been gone almost ten years just still does,nt seem right feel right hell it,s not right marshall i miss u and your always with me i remember the last place u took me for my bday i fought u all day about it. then after we got there and things settled down i had one of the greatest times i,ve ever had on this day or any day at that. i love you marshall your never far from my heart,thoughts and my every day living your best friend nathan franklin"
nate of dalton ga

"Good morning brother just waking up getting ready for work just wanted to say I love you and I miss u"
Nathan Franklin of Dalton ga

"6/16/13 HAPPY FATHERS DAY !!! We all miss you and love you. You are not just a memory to me, you are a PART of me. You are the reason I keep striving to do better. I want to be the best Mom and nurse that I can be. You will be with me till we meet again. I LOVE YOU."

"hey brother just wanted to let you know your always on my mind and i miss you life really is,nt the same with out you here. its amazing the impact u had on me"
nathan franklin of dalton ga

"Today I was fishing and all I could think about was you and wonder why your not here its like no matter how many years go bye it still feels like yesterday man I miss u so much I thought with time I would get past this or not hurt as much but I'm seeing now our memories and all the things we did was more than friendship we where brothers ill never have that with anybody else Marshall your still my best friend and I love you more than I ever told you and you are my hero and that will never change I love u brother"
Nathan Franklin of Dalton ga

"Thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day."
D. Burton of E. Moline, IL.

"SPC Edgerton, thinking of you on this sacred day as usual. Thank you for your brave and honorable service...you were, are, and will continue to be my personal hero."
LTC Mike Dean of Ft Bragg, NC

"You are not forgotten .

SFC Retired: Washington Leonard."
SFC Retired Washington Leonard. of Columbia SC

"Marshall I went by your grave the other day I couldn't help it I'd been thinking about you and how you and geno use to hang out all the time You are missed greatly. I love and miss you Marshall. Your family is always in my prayers."
T.J. Floyd of Dalton

"I remember your sacrifice this Memorial Day. RIP Edge."
Rob Dias of Bagram, Afghanistan

""Happy Memorial Day" Marshall, Gone, but never forgotten."
SFC Miguel Mediano of Ft. Bragg, NC

"Marshall, I love you brother so much. There's not a day that passes that you don't cross my mind. You are the pinacle of hero for me and I'm so lucky to have known you. I'll never forget all the great times we shared. My life wouldn't be the same without your influence. I still have the knot in my finger from when you broke it and we pulled the pins out in your kitchen with your needle nose pliers. Lol. Good times! Hunter and Alyssa your dad was the greatest!"
Sam Longson of Las Vegas, NV

"There are very few people that have been an influence in my life. When I first met marshal I had no direction with my career. I volunteered to jump tax sat and didn't know anything about it. Marshall fought with me to learn the skills and won. He made me believe in our mission and mentored and molded me into the person I am today. I just hope that when I go I will have to he'd half the people he did. He was the definition of a hero and helped me to see the big picture. What can you say about a man who knew bad things were going to happen and put himself in harms way to save people he didn't even know. Up to the end he could have saved himself but fought the enemy and had the state of mind to detain three men and alert his brothers near b off danger. Many people don't know what really happened. A contractor for halibutin was let in our base to do services for Halliburton. The acted suspicious and where trying to go where they weren't suposed to. Marshal recognized their intentions and attempted to stop them. They were not able to hit there chow hall which held hundreds of soldiers and forced them to settle for just him. He wAs reported warning people and fighting 3 insurgents till the end. If your kids need a role model forget comics and let them know about a real hero."
Sgt John Cummings of C company 82nd sig 1999 to 2004

"I was only about 25 yards away when the truck exploded. I met Spc Edgerton many times at the front gate of Champion Main/Ramadi. Your, father/son/friend was a hero and died a hero. It was my privilege to serve with such a stand up man and soldier. May his memories live on forever and may peace find you all. Sorry I have never posted its been to hard to say anything. But know this he was a good person and a hero in my book. (Former 82nd Airborne Div Paratrooper)"
SGT Bonrud of South Dakota

"God takes the best, never the worst! There must be a reason he picked you first!"

"4/9/13 As memories of that fateful day is branded in my mind, I am left to wonder and ponder my own being. I wonder if I would have the courage to run into danger for what I beleive in? Could I shout " run for cover" to protect those I love? Could I be the last Man standing? These are questions I wonder about. I pray to my GOD to give me strength and good judgment to make these daily decisions to protect my family. I can only hope that when my judgement day comes and I stand before GOD, that my choices in life have value and merit. Life is not a free ride. You have to strive to leave your own personal mark on peoples lives. I love you Marshall and miss you ."
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"hey brother just wanted to tell u i love u and i miss u.. its so hard to believe its been almost ten years but my heart still feels like it was yesterday. when i read a message from your mom the other day she was talking about how we would take on the world and we where unstoppable togather well i still feel that way when i think about us.marshal your still always right here with me and always.. always on my mine well i love u bother ill talk too you soon , your best friend nathan"
nathan of dalton ga

"To the family of:Marshall L. Edgerton

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""

"I miss you Marshall."

"Hey brother just wanted to write u and tell u I love and miss u so much. Marshall I would do any thing to see u and talk too u I still can't get past this. Your always on my mine brother I miss u more every day I think about a lot of the things we done togather and it just hurts I miss u Marshall; your best friend Nathan Franklin ill call u tomorrow Alyssa its late now but will talk as long as u want I can tell u a lot about your father he was every bit of the hero u hear about"
nate of dalton ga

"DEAR NATHAN PLEASE CONTACT ME I am Marshalls daugghter I would love to hear more about my dad ANYONE ELSE WHO KNEW MY DAD PLEASE CONTACT ME 423 331 8478"
Alyssa Edgerton (daughter) of Dunlap Tennessee

"I miss seeing you so much I just want to see you one more time. You could tell me everythings going to be okay and that I'll see you again I miss you and my heart is broken. I just want to see you again. I love and miss you."
Alyssa Edgerton of Dunlap,Tennessee

"Hi,I miss you so much you were the best dad ever.I wish you were here now more than ever,people tell me about you all the time,but I have no memories of you.I just wanted to say i love you and miss you alot.Its not very easy going right now.Christmas was good there was just one thing missing...you.I saw Hunter dancing to Oppa Gangnam Style,he looks like you alot.I found my letter and flag you gave me on mine and Hunters birthday.I had always thought that you gave Hunter a flag and note but not me.I was really happy to find it.I finally got my own horse his name is Hysteria's Swagger!I might show in the celebration the biggest horse show in the U.S. i'm so excited!Well I love you alot and I miss you more than ever.Oh and how do i get in touch with your army friends?"
Alyssa Edgerton of Dunlap,T.N.

"Hey brother just wanted to tell u I love you and I miss u. I'm so glad Christmas is over its not the same with out u here . As I told u before I can see its not getting any easier I was looking at our kids photos tonight and hunter looks so much like you it makes my heart ache. Marshall I love u and your always in my thoughts . I'm sorry I'm always sad but I can't help it I just wish u where here . Nate"
nathan franklin of dalton ga

"1/3/13 Marshall....another year has started. The Christmas tree is all put away. The kids are happy with their gifts, but i'm so sad. I have a good job, a loving husband, but why am I so sad? Fred and I are able to have everything we need but......the saddness continues. I miss you so BAD. I wish I could see you just one more time. To hold you just one more time. To hear your laugh, just one more time. You we're taken away long before I was ready. I know that time doesn't change anything....you are still gone and i'm still heart broken. I love you. I really hope I see you soon.
ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga. 30740

"I just wanted you to know brother I love u and miss u so much. I woke up at 4 this morning with u on my mind and I can't go back to sleep your with me so much more now I thought it was supposed to get easier but it doesn't. u truly made a impact in my life that I know will never go away. You're always with me brother always ..... You're best friend Nathan"
nathan of dalton ga

"merry christmas brother , today i went to your mom and dads and spent christmas with them. the whole family was there amy,hunter,and your beautiful daughter it was great it really was. my mom & my son nate come with me its the closest thing that felt like you being there since u been gone.i went in your bedroom and just took all of it in and i cried like a baby i miss u so much. you would be so proud of hunter and alyssa there so beautiful and smart, just good kids. threw them your name and all you sacrifice will on, they are the complete spitting image of u. this was one of my best christmas,s i,ve had just being around them lifted me up. marshall your always on my mind and in my thoughts and until i see you again you always will be i love you brother merry christmas. your best friend nathan"
nathan franklin of dalton ga

9 years!!!!! I remember 12/11/2003 like it was yesterday...... And I remember 12/23/2003 even more vividly. I wanted you to know that I thought about you all day long, especially since I went to Camp Merrill today and basically flew over Dalton, GA. I think about you more often than you know and Think about you and your families sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ginny, Fred, Amy, Hunter and the rest of the Edgerton family. I miss you brother! I still maintain my maroon beret which I wore at your funeral, your KIA bracelet (which is the only jewelry I wear) and a tattoo with the initials MLE and GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten). Your are immortalized through your family and those who knew you well. RIP!!! All The Way! Airborne!"
CW2 Matthew Russell of Fort Campbell, KY


Thank you for your ultimate service for Freedom; I will try to be a better patriot because of it. My prays go out to your family and friends. God Bless You Marshall."
R A. Burton of Sun City West, AZ

"Wish you were here. Gone, but not forgotten."
D. Burton of East Moline, IL.

"god i miss u so much marshall today seems like yesterday to me i want u to know you are still my best friend and my hero and that will never change i love you brother. your best friend nathan franklin"
nathan of dalton ga


RIP. thought about your sacrifice this morning as I did PT here in FT Bragg. 9 years and still very clear in my memory. God bless you!"
LTC Dean of FT Bragg, NC

"Remembering you and your sacrifice today, Edgerton. I can't believe it has already been nine years since you paid the ultimate price. You will never be forgotten!"
Mitch of Clayton, NC

"Marshall u was a good man who is gone from our lives but u will nvr be forgotten RIP"
Tresia Walker of Chatsworth Ga

"Can never thank you enough for what you did Edge. I'll always remember you brother."
SGT Richard Blaine of Dallas PA

"Well tomorrow will make it 9 yrs and I hurt just as much now as I did 9 yrs ago. I miss you so much and think of you everyday. Our kids are growing up so fast our oldest ones are driving and won't be long till they are off in the real world trying to make it on their own. And Hunter is you made over! I love you, Sis"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"Been almost 9 years since that day in Ramadi when you gave your life for us.I hope you are in peace in heaven.Take care brother. Jim Collins Iraq 2003-2004"

"9/7/12 I can't believe that it is almost 9 years since you have been gone. It doesn.t seem that long ago. Life goes by in just a blink of the eye. Dad and I still wait for you to come home......but you never do, we still wait to hear your laugh......but we never do, we still wait to see your face......but we never do. It's like we have been waiting along time. If we could let people know one thing it would be, to live your life to the fullest, follow your heart,do random acts of kindness, believe in JESUS and help your fellow man. We love and miss you, see you soon.
Mom and Dad"

"Love and miss you son.
of lookout mtn. georgia

I have been on this site more times than I can count but this will be my first post. I continue to keep your memory with me every day but today you have been on my mind nonstop. I had to tell you I am Thankful for having the honor to have served with you. Words really canít express the sacrifice you made and the impact that your actions had on others that day. I recount our conversations each day prior to that moment and only wish there was a way to go back in time and alter the outcome."
Richard Ramsey of Semora, NC

"hey brother happy thanksgiving i miss u buddy things are,nt the same i wish so bad i could spend just one more day with you i love you and im always always thinking of you your best friend nate"
nathan franklin

"Thank you for your service Marshall. Been thinking about you and your children alot. You are missed by many. Love you"

"Happy Vet's Day Marshall!"
LTC Dean of FT Bragg

"Thinking of you always buddy, I take you with me each time I head into the deer woods and pretend of the hunting trip we had planned but never got to see thru. I see you soon my friend"
Sgt.Mike Corbut of Columbus,Ohio

"To Amy and Family,
My heart still breaks for you when I think about you losing Marshall. He was a hero. Every year around this time when I have to teach about Operation Iraqi Freedom, I think about you all and I tell my students that I went to high school with a hero. Love you all."
Jennifer Barker Nix of Marietta, GA


"happy bday brother sorry im late but i didnt for get i want u to know your still my best friend and i will never forget you and all the things we shared and done as kids and as young men your always on my mine i love u brother"
nathan franklin of dalton ga

"9/4/12 Happy Birthday Marshall

The days just seem to run together for Dad and I. We just seem to be going through the motion of life. Your death has left us with such a hugh void in our life. We can't get past it, we can't seem to carry on. I have wished so many times that things would have been different. I go through so many rough days and very few good days. You not being here is just something I can't hardly bear.
If I have learned anything this past 9 years since you have been gone, it would be........that I am not alone. I always have close family and friends that will take my hand and walk with me through the storms. They seem to know when I need them the most and they are there. It doesn't matter how long I need them......they are there. For this I am BLESSED. I hope you have the best birthday anyone can have in heaven. See you soon. MOM"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Happy birthday brother miss you bad. On this day in 1976 God gave me a little brother, what I didnt know was that you would grow up and become a guy that I admire and respect and eventually become my hero not a day passes that i dont think of you. Brother you became & was one of the toughest men I have ever known didnt serve in no war with you but we did go into a couple battles together(bar fights) and those memories I still hold near & dear to my heart....wish you was here to catch my back now..Any way happy birthday BROTHER and thank you for what you did for me and the rest of this country ALL GAVE SOME...SOME GAVE ALL HoooooRAAAAAAAHhhh........."

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I miss you so very much and think of you everyday! Love ya SIS"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"Thinking about you dad! love you!"
hunter edgerton of signal mtn TN

"I have lived with this everyday since that incident. I was suposed to get into that vehicle. Being a fresh from basic training private, our snarky words, and your rank over mine, it was you who got into the vehicle. I will never forget you even though our gate guard was brief. I have visited the Hermann Park Memorial Day flags in Houston. I snagged your flag in rememberance of you. I think of that day all the time. I cannot let it go. I hardly knew you but you are always in my heart. The sunset that evening was amazing."
P.Sheffield of Houston, Tx

"JOHN 15:13 Marshall lived it!Thanks Brother"

"Thinking of your sacrifice you made that day and my problems seem so small."
Jim Collins of Norwood MA Iraq -03-04

I Remember Brother..
May You Rest In Peace And Honored Glory.
Art Reynolds of Ft Wayne, IN

"Thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day weekend. You are not forgotten and never will be."
Jim Collins of Iraq 03-04

"Today is not about cookouts and parties, thou they are nice. Today is about our FREEDOM and what it takes for us to keep our freedom. To be able to come and go freely. To be able to speak what is on our mind. To be able to worship our GOD. There is a price that is paid for this FREEDOM. I didn't really give it much thought till that day 12/11/2003. When Marshall woke up that day.....he didn;t know that this would be his last day......but he was ready. He was ready to do his job for his wife, his children, his parents, his fellow soldiers, his country. We are so proud of him for keeping us safe along with all the other service members past and present and even the future to come. I cannot express in words how thankful I am. We love and miss you Marshall.
ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Thinking of you, Edge. Thanks for teaching me so much."
KJK of Owego, NY

"Thinking of you and your family today."
D Burton of East Moline, IL.

"Thinking of you Marshall.

(27 MAY 12)"
LTC Dean of Alexandria, VA

"EDGE my brother Ive wanted to write on here for a while and have a couple times only to delete it.Not one day has passed in 8yrs that i havent thought about you and wished I could see and talk to you one more time.I miss you...
Your Not only my friend & BROTHER your my hero too.You touched alot of peoples lifes and left us all with some great memories. This memorial day you & I will have a beer just like we have for the last two and I'll Laugh & cry and you will just laugh.. I owe you an apoligy I am sorry.. you know what for I would give anything to be able to tell you this in person. I love you Marshall And you will NEVER be forgotten but you will be greatly missed...(Thank you to all the men & women (children)for all these messages & stories..."
YOUR BROTHER of Right where you left me Ga..



"Thinking about you and your family this Memorial Weekend."
Lonnie Null of Fayetteville

"Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Marshall, seems like yesterday since that day Ramadi.You are a hero to us all. Jim Collins Iraq 03-04"
of Norwood MA

"I will never forget your sacrifice on that tragic day in Ar Ramadi. You saved us all. God bless your family.
Nicholas Holstein, 82nd Airborne Division Ramadi(03'-04)"
Nicholas Holstein of Helmand, Afghanistan

"i cant stop thinking of u brother i luv u"
ledford of wahiawa hawaii

"i love u brother i tried to die in iraq an afghanistan you lived better then I did so i ve come to conclude GOD is with me everywhere I owe u for who i am i love you for ever EDGE"
michael brian ledford of wahiawa, hi

"I think about you everyday still.. I know its been a long time but I still think about you and your family everday.."
Joseph T. Morrison of Aurora, OHIO/U.S.A

"I'm tired of the hurt I feel from missing you. It has not gotten any easier. I want you to be back here with us. I just want to talk to you. I'm just selfish I guess. But I love you so much and miss you."

"dad, its been a long time i love u .... and for anyone wanting to contact me its 423 605 3776"
marshall hunter edgerton (son) of signal mtn tn

"Marshall, the war in Iraq is over but your sacrifice will never be forgotten"
Jim Collins of Norwood MA

"Marshall you are in my thoughts and prayers today. You are not forgotten brother."
Jim Collins of Iraq 03-04 Ramadi

"If any of Edge's family could contact me I would greatly appreciate it... 3364571838... or cain067@gmail.com"
SSG Kenneth Cain of Asheboro Nc

"There was a lot of talk about you, and your sacrifice, around my house yesterday. Wow, I can't believe it has been eight years. You'll never be forgotten, Edgerton!"
Mitch of Raleigh, NC

"Marshall- even though I haven't Seen you in forever, I still miss u like awful bad. I loved you so much. It's been 15 years since I've been able to hold your hand, I would love for you to hold it again. No one has had an impact on my life like you had. On this day eight years ago was one of the worst days of my life. I still cry for you. You are missed by many"

"Thinking of you and your family today. Gone, but not forgotten."
Burton of East Moline, IL.

"Edge I really miss u bud. Just wanted u to know. You are a true hero. Love ya bro."

"Marshal, my son Johnny served with you. He loved you, so did Jason. They both loved you so much. I have your dog tag and it hangs on my Statue of George Washington, because my Son told me what a Hero you were. I think of you everyday. Rest in Peace.
Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers"
Beverly Perlson of Aurora Illinois

"Happy Veteran's Day Marshall.

Thinking of you!"
LTC Dean of Alexandria, VA


Thinking about you today Edge, wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm living in NYC now, I know you would have loved to hear that! Your still the only person in my life to call me a yankee and you called it 9 years ago! Hard to meet quality people like you in the city, reminds of how great it was to know you. Sopranos, oysters, and you on the guitar is some of the best memories I have in my life, NEVER will forget you man.

Miss ya, always praying for you and your family.

Nick of nyc

"9/11/11 As I sit here safe in my home, I think of this day 10 years ago. That terrible day that started the whole process that changed so many peoples life, that changed my life. It is hard for me to comprehend that terrorist would think that taking so many innocent lives...is a good thing. I don't understand. I don't understand all the hate, the war, the hurt and mangled soldiers,ths soldiers that don't make it home. All of America lost something this day 10 years ago. It's so sad. I love you Marshall."
mom of ginny105@windstream.net

"Happy Birthday son i love and miss you a lot.love mom and leon"
glenda east of lookout mtn. ga.

"Happy Birthday!
I have thought of you all day. Wondering what you would look like and what would be going on in your life now, if you were still here with us. I miss you. Sis"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"Marshall, you are in my thoughts and prayers."
Jim Collins of Norwood MA Iraq 03-04

"Marshall, thank you for your sacrafice made that December day... For the freedom this Country still has... You have 2 nephews who know you and are reminded of you often. Thanks to all that your Brother Jimmy does. Marshall he is a very good father! You would be so proud of him. We all love and miss you to the bottom of our hearts. You would also be so proud of your sweet Mama (Glenda East) she is very proud of you, loves & misses you too. Christian, Jarred, Mandi & "Moppy" (Linda Davis) & Brother Jimmy Cochran"
Linda Davis of Dalton, GA

"7/4/11 Happy 4th of July Marshall !
Thank you for letting me and the rest of America to celebrate this day in freedom. I miss you dearly."
ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face

"I all was think about you, your wife and your kids.."
Joseph T. Morrison of Aurora, Ohio

"Marshall you are in my thoughts and prayers this 4 of July weekend. God bless you and your family"
Jim Collins of Norwood MA Iraq 03-04

"Saw your name etched on the Cove of Remembrance recently in Fort Huachuca, AZ. Gone but not forgotten...

MAJ Dean of Virginia

"RIP Brother, gone but not forgotten."
D. Burton of E. Moline, IL

I think about you every day brother. Today I say a special prayer for those you left behind and I thank you for what you and the rest of the fallen soldiers did. I miss you bro."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Thinking about you and your family today."
Lonnie Null of Fayetteville, NC

"My God bless you and your family Marshall, you are in my thoughts this weekend."
Jim Collins Iraq 03-04 of Norwood MA

"hey brother its your best friend i have been thinking about u so much and i want you to know you are still my best friend and i love you. i dont no why this is so hard your a hero you died for our country but im selvish and i want you back its just not the same. life in general i have lost many family members very close ones but i still cry freaqently over you hell i am now this really truely is the worst thing i have ever delt with i miss u and i love you marshal and until i see you in heavan this emptyness will never leave my heart that you filled i did,t no you could actually be this close to some one after so long. you truly made that big of a mark on me and my family thank you for the wonderful times we had and the many things we shared i miss you marshal your best friend nathan franklin"
nathan franklin of Tunnel Hill ga

"5/21/11 Marshall..... as time passes on our lives are still at a stand still. I still believe I see you at times, sometimes in a car, sometimes in a store. I so wish this was true and that I could see you again, to hug you again, to kiss you on the cheek. I so miss those days. Your childhood went by so fast and now I can't get it back. I love you and will always keep you in my heart.

"Today our troops killed Bin Laden, but my heart isn't lighter. You are one of many heroes giving a cheer in heaven and we all are forever in your debt. You will continue to live in our hearts. We love you Marshall."
Teri of Aurora, MO

"In my thoughts this Easter Sunday God Bless you and your family"
Jim Collins Iraq 03-04 of Norwood MA

"Your really missed be me.. YOU and YOUR family.."
Joseph T. Morrison of Aurora, Ohio

Your missed man."
SSG Himes of Ft. Belvior, VA

"God Bless you and your family Marshall, you are not forgotten"
Jim Collins of Norwood MA

"Best wishes to your family for the holidays and the coming year.

MAJ Dean of Alexandria, VA

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and I'm sorry for not getting this in by midnight. I hope that everyone is using the anniversary of your passing to celebrate your life. Truly one of the best soldiers I've ever had the honor to known. I wear your KIA bracelet everyday and hardly ever take it off. I think of Amy and the kids often and hope all is well with them. You are gone but not forgotten brother."
CW2 Matt Russell of Hunter Army Airfield, GA

"RIP brother. Gone but never forgotten."
Derick Burton of East Moline, IL.

Well it's been 7 yrs now. I can't believe it. It sure doesn't feel that long ago. I miss you so much.
I love you, Sis"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

"My wife and I were both in Ramadi with you; there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about the sacrafice you made. We'll be saying a special prayer for you and your family this Saturday."
Mitch of Raleigh, NC

"On this day of Thanks, I am thankful of having had you in my life, of having gotten to know you, of having gotten to know your family, and am thankful that with out people like you, we would not be free! You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and for that I'm eternally grateful. You are missed my dear friend, and deeply loved."

"Marshall, you are in my prayers this day."
Jim Collins of Iraq 2003-2004

"Happy Veteran's Day Edge"
Burton of E. Moline.

"Remembering you today, Marshall. Thank you for your service and your sacrafice."
Mitch of Raleigh, NC

"Marshall....you are still so loved. Thank you for your service. Without the sacrificies of people like you, We would not be free. I love you and think of you every day."

"You were a hero. Thank you for giving your life to keep us safe. God Bless you."
Stephanie of Rossville, Ga

"You are missed so much my friend bye so many. I know your up there watching over your family I let my son read this so he would know you and the hero you are rip my friend iam very pround to call you a friend love you bud"
Kelly of RockyFace Ga

"how hard for your family to loose such a devoted son,brother,husband...but how wonderful for GOD to gain such a rewarding soldier...thank you for fighting for our country and our GOD!!! i wish that he didnt have to go so soon but GOD called upon him and when he does we have to answer,my prayers go out to all his loved ones,marshall u are a true hero one that will never be forgotten we are very grateful for you and we shall see you again!!!"
Tara Webb of dalton,ga USA

"Well it's Veteran's Day. You will be remembered by many today as a great person who gave all. I remember you everyday and miss you more and more. I love you. Sis
Thanks to all who have served!"
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA


"Marshall, Alyssa spent the weekend with us. We were so glad to spend time with her. She is growing up so fast and acts so much like you. I miss you so bad. I dreamt of you last night. It seems so real. I don't want to wake up.It really feels like we are there together. There is no space between us. No time between us. We are there just in the present. It seems so real. Then I wake up and realize the truth, and know that I have to survive another day without you. Things are so unfair. I want to thank you Marshall. I want to thank you for the FREE air I breath. I want to thank you for being able to FREELY come and go where I want to. I want to thank you all of my FREEDOMS, for without you and other soldiers like you I would not be FREE today. THANK YOU !
i love and miss you.
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Marshall I love u brother and miss u very much."
Phillip caylor of Cohutta,ga.

"Ginny, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a photo album from the 82d Airborne Division that I would like to return to you that was donated at Goodwill. I sent an email to you with further information. My son just joined the Navy...my heart breaks for you! Rhonda fourtunecookie2003@yahoo.com"
Rhonda of Puyallup, Washington

"miss ya bud..."
J. Goerig of Chicago, IL

"Ginny, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a photo album from the 82d Airborne Division that I would like to return to you that was donated at Goodwill. I sent an email to you with further information. My son just joined the Navy...my heart breaks for you! Rhonda fourtunecookie2003@yahoo.com"
Rhonda of Puyallup, Washington


PLEASE Marshall...........If you can, please watch over our family. If we ever needed your guidance, it is now. We all miss you so much. We are trying to be strong. Our days of being together is growing near. Till that day comes, try to guide me on the right path. I love you with all my heart."
Ginny Edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net


As I get ready to attend your children's birthday party today, we will all be thinking of you. Hunter will be 14 and Alyssa will be 9. They are growing up so fast and are such good kids. You should be very proud. Even though Alyssa was so young when you went away, it gives me great comfort and should give America great strenth to know that she knows all about her father. She knows who her father is, what he stood for, how he loved life.
It's funny how a parent can be absent from a childs life but yet some of their same manorism are within the child. I see Marshall everyday within the faces and action of his children. Happy Birthday Hunter and Alyssa !
Ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Edge, what's up my brother. It's been awhile now and I still miss you like crazy. I still think about that day in Iraq and it still brings me to my knees. I still carry your picture in my wallet and your memories in my heart. I will never forget you, my brother. R.I.P Allstar."
SFC Robert Brooks of K-Town Germany

"Marshall, when life gets me down, I think you and all that you gave on that day in Ramadi, and my problems seem so small and insignifcant. You are source of strength for me more than you will ever know, I wish things were different that day. Everytime I hug my two daughters I think of you and your family.When people as me about my time in Iraq, I always mention your name and what you did that day.SPC. James Collins Iraq 2003-2004"


For some reason is missed you really bad today. I miss you everyday, but throughout today I had to struggle with keeping the tears back, at times I lost the struggle. Then I came home to check my Facebook and there was a video posted of soldiers being welcomed home with open arms. Well that did it. I cried a very, very hard cry. All I kept thinking while I watched it was how I wished one of them was you. I want to hear your voice, your laugh, see you smile. Talk to you about how our kids are growing up so fast. And how in someways they are alot like we were growing up. In other words I miss you. I miss you more than anyone can imagine. I love you. Your Sis."
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA


Marshall........I miss you so much. My life changed. I can remember that day so clearly. The feelings are still so real and painful, just like it was yesterday.I think that it has made me realize that the most important things that I have are under this roof of our house. You come to me at night, I can see you so clearly. It is like I could reach out and touch you. I wish I could tell you that Dad and I are fine but.....it is a struggle for us everyday. We are trying to continue on but it isn't easy. You see, it seems like we also died that day. We love you dearly and can't wait to see you. It doesn't matter to me if it in my dreams or for real. I'm ready !!
We love and miss you.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Missing and thinking of you. RIP Brother."
D. Burton of East Moline, IL.

WK PH 706-278-3430
HM PH 706-397-8900"

"hey buddy its been a min since i wrote you you are on my mind day and night i love you brother your best friend nathan im sorry im lost for words right now im crying my eyes out its so hard to talk you are my hero i miss you"
nathan franklin of tunnel hill ga


Marshall.. Dad and I have been staying busy. We went to the cemetery yesterday to spend some time with you. I know that you are in a safe place, but that doesn't make it easier for us.
Hunter and Alyssa are doing great. We spent some time with them recently and loved every minute of it. They are such good kids and I know they are your joy. I want you to know that I will never say goodby to you. You will always be in my heart and I will carry you everywhere that I go. I wish that I could see you again and be with you. I miss you so much. I'm trying to be brave and carry on but I don't know if I doing a good job at it or not. I have never experience a loss like this before and I hope that I will never experience another one. I love you Marshall, don't ever forget that.
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net


Marshall, I know that it has been awhile that I wrote, but your memory is with me always. When I feel at my lowest....I just look up to the sky. With that simple thing, it has helped me so much. We all went on vacation a month ago Ginger and Thomas and kids and Amy with Hunter and Alyssa. We went to Top Sail Island, NC. It was close to where you and Amy lived. We had so much fun. It was so relaxing for me. The ocean was beautiful. Ginger said " I wish Marshall could have been here." I told her, " Ginger....He is here. Just look around." "The beautiful ocean" " Marshall's children having a blast" " I know that he is looking out for all of us. I have learned that I will never be the same as before because part of me is heart broken. When you lose someone you love, all you have left is memories but those memories turn into treasures over time. You have given my sooooooo many treasures. I thank you for all of it. I love you Marshall. I'll see you soon.
ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga.

"good night brother i just wish i could see you talk to u i love u amy i miss yall so much hunter alyssa your father was a great man my best friend i know yalls pain please no he is in heavan nathanfranklin@ymail.com"
nathan franklin of tunnel hill ga

"my sweet dearest brother i cant even begin to try and wonder why this happen after all we been threw i cant be lieve your not here with me im crying everyday now i just miss you so much my brother you where my best friend i have been thrw so much gotten over every death any tragedy but i cant get past this i look at our pics daily and it kills me its 4 am 6 16 2010 and your memory in my heart is so strong i cant sleep had a dream the other night that we where togather doing what we did that was laugh lie cuss and dip and fish and shoot guns it seemed so real i just want to hold you in my arms and tell u i love one more time marshall im dyeing inside i wish i wood have been with u buddy system didnt sound good the day u ask me now i wood dye for the chance i called fred tonight he sounds the same i tell it upset him when he knew it was me because you seen me seen you or vice versa i will allways think of u and the times we had a piece of me is gone and im just dealing with it daily i miss u my brother my best friend my hero nathan d franklin"
nathan franklin of tunnel hill ga

"Never forget you Brother!!!! RIP my friend!!!!"
Maximillion Zdunowski of Baltimore, MD

"hey ol boy! i just wanted to stop in and tell you a couple of things. for one i miss u terriably bad i wish everyday that i could still be getting advice from you! you were the best brother-in-law anyone could ask for! your my hero man, cause of u im in the army now! hunter started high school work-outs for football, im on his butt all the time, they recently got a westling team at sequatchie high... so dont u worry he will follow in ur foot-steps!!! alyssa is playing softball now, she loves it and she is very good at it. think goodness she aint no dang cheerleader. my sister is doing well as can be expeceted, she misses u like crazy and will never get over you so she still has it rough! im headed to iraq in sept be there for 12-16 months im going to follow in ur footsteps! ur my hero man i tell everybody about you!!!!!!!!!! i love u man!!! cant wait to see u bro! im going to salute u as soon as i see you!!! love u man!!"
Dustin Stewart of Signal,Mtn TN

"Thinking of you this Memorial Weekend. RIP brother."
Burton of East Moline, IL

"Thinking about u this weekend Edge."

"RIP Marshall Edgerton Aco 82nd SIG December 11, 2003. Gone but not forgotten!"
Lonnie & Angel Null of FBNC

"Marshall, thinking of you and your family, you are not forgotten and your sacrifice will not be forgotten as well.May God Bless you. Your Fellow Soldier Jim Collins Iraq 2003-2004"
Jim Collins of Norwood MA

"marshall man i sit here with tears in my eyes as i read all that is said about u i know it had been a long time since we had seen each other but i still remember the day we go fishing at the lake in the woods behind your house we where only kids then but you where a great pal THANK YOU marshall RIP"
Kelly Brown of rocky face GA



"Thinking of you brother"
D. Burton of East Moline, IL


Marshall, It has been a long struggle for me. As Dad and I sit by your grave, I wonder if your looking down on us, and telling people " look , do you see how much my parents love me?" As we try turning another page of our life, our hearts are still broken. I have come to beleive that people must have two hearts, one that has 4 chambers and arteries. The other is the one that breaks, can make you sad, gives you the feeling of being so alone while your in a room full of people. I feel that I lost part of my heart and I don't know how to get it back. I wonder if you can't get it back. I wonder if it is a feeling that will never go away. While my 4 chamber heart is fine , my other heart is struggling. We miss you so much. For all those people that you have touch in your life and after your life, your fingerprints will not fade on their hearts. We love and miss you son.
ginny105@windstream.net of rocky face, ga.

"by the way..... GO DAWGS!!!!! thats just for you brother!"
Dustin Stewart

"hey bro!!!! well this is the very first time ive wrote you on this website, it is 2:11 am sunday march 14 2010 and to be honest i just couldnt stop thinking about you!!!!!! i miss u more than words can say! i cant beleive i had to lose such a great brother in law! i think you know this, but i looked up to you 24/7 7 days a weekk! you are my hero man! i cant wait to salute you face to face!!!!! but im in the army now... just coming up on my year only got 2 more to go and im probably getting out! so my mos is 11b yes i know it was a stupid choice...ya know i joined the army cause of you man, you are my hero and i had to fulfill your shoes! ill probably be on here alot more here lately... i miss you so much man! i love you more than u know! you beeen on my mind alot lately i guess thats just you lookin out for me! cant wait to see ya again! once again i love u edge!!!"
Dustin Stewart of Signal Mtn,TN


I dreamt of Marshall again last night. My dreams are so real, it is hard to believe that he is gone. He doesn't want me to cry for him anymore, but that just makes me cry harder. He told me that he saw GODs face before he died. He is with GOD now and will wait for me. It is so hard to keep going. I know that this is my temporary home and that I belong with Marshall. I don't understand everything that has happened, and I guess that I never will. We are still a family........if only for a few moments in my dreams, but I love every minute of it.
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net


Marshall, Dad and I have been staying very busy. Hunter and Alyssa have been staying with us for a few days. I just love when they are here. I beleive that Hunter looks more like you everyday !! Tonight is the night that they will get to open there presents from our family, then their go back home for Santa to come. Our house will be quiet then. I still have such vivid dreams of you. We will never know why things happen the way they do. But Dad and I have to keep going and keep praying. I hope that when my time comes....GOD will think that i'm worthy enough to be with you. That's the day I will be happy. Merry Christmas son.

Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Marshall,it seems like yesterday,since that day in Ramadi, you will never be forgotten.Rest in peace my brother"
Jim Collins of 94th MP Norwood MA

you may be gone, but definately not forgotten. I still think of you all the time. I know you are happy where you are, but just know we miss you here on Earth too. I can not wait for the day when I can personally thank you for all your sacrifices. lots of love"

"(11 DEC 09)


Thinking of you as always on this sixth anniversary of your selfless sacrifice. I'm in Afghanistan and have unfortunately said farewell to more than a few good men in a short time. To this day, I still tell others of the great Paratrooper that I had to say farewell to on that bright, sunny December day. You were a special kind of American and we're lucky to have known you, if only for a brief time."
MAJ Mike Dean of 4/82 Kandahar

"Thinking of you. RIP Brother"
D. Burton of East Moline

"Hey Babe, This has been a pretty tough year. REALLY missing you alot. Me and the kids are spending the night with your dad as as always, the night before Thanksgiving. Hunter was talking about his first deer earlier. He killed it Thanksgiving morning a few years ago here. I was standing on their back porch a few min ago looking at the place we were supposed to be living right now... I sure do wish you were here. It still isn't right without you here. I Love You and Miss You"
amy edgerton of signal mtn., tn

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Happy Veteran's Day Marshall you are not forgotten"
James Collins of 94th MP Norwood MA

"Happy Veteran's Day Brother."
Burton of East Moline, IL.

"Nov.11,2009 Thinking about you today brother, happy veterens day! Your a true hero!"

"Marshall Edgerton was the epitome of the word Paratrooper. He was physically fit, mentally tough and always prepared to complete any mission on little to no notice. I am proud to have served with him. We arrived in the 82d Signal Battalion at about the same time and I was there when he died. I remember two nights before, he was on radio watch at the shark and I was the Commander of the Relief for the tower guards. We talked for a while about missing home and he was excited to get back to his family and spend more time with his children. I took some batteries for the radios and left, not knowing this was the last time I would see him alive. I think about him a lot. I think about the courage it took to fight with the bombers and making the decision to warn fellow Soldiers rather than running the other away. I hope to have been half the Paratrooper he was. If anyone wishes to contact me for any reason, my email is Robert.diasjr@yahoo.com."
(Former SSG) Rob Dias, C/82d Sig NC53 of Alpharetta, GA

"I just wanted to take a few minutes to honor another soldier. I was at the gate with Marshall that tragic day. Marshall was laughing and joking around that whole day. I have never let him slip out off my heart due to the fact that I was the NCO in charge of the detail we were conducting. I was the one who told assigned him to escort the truck that proved a decision that I will live with the rest of my life. I would like to tell the family how sorry I am for their lost. That day truly changed my life forever."
SFC Courtney Davis of Fayetteville, NC


Marshall, Dad and I have been doing ok, I guess, He is deer hunting right now. I drempt of you and my brother Donnie last night. I hope that you will stay with him till I get there. Then I will find you both. It doesn't matter how old you are.....you are still my baby. Alyssa came down last weekend. We just love spending time with them. I hope you will( if you can ) watch over me and Dad. Give us guidence when you can and try to keep us on the right path. We love and miss you. Take care till we see you again.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net


Happy Birthday Marshall, We think of you often, Love You. We can't wait to see you again.
Mom & Dad"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Happy Birthday my beloved Marshall. After all this time, I still think of you."


Marshall... I wonder what you would be doing, had you been able to stay with us here on earth. I'm sure that you would be spending as much time as you could with your family and children. We took the kids to the cemetary today. They both are growing up so fast. Both are just beautiful children. We feel so blessed to have them in our lives.
As Dad's and my time on earth grows closer to the end. There will be no sadness or pain. I know that you are watching over us all. I know that you loved us dearly. My mind is thinking of you 24 hours of everyday. When the day come that I take my last breath I will be thinking of you. That day... Dec. 11, 2003. When the Iraqi's blew up that truck. The military said that you were the only soldier killed. But that day you might have been the only soldier killed, but many of us lost a part of our life too that day.
Rest in PEACE. my son for I shall she you soon.
Love Mom"
ginny105@windstrem.net of 105 Marshall Rd. Rocky Face, Ga. 30740

"It has really been hard for me since marshall went to be with the Lord, This is the first time I have written, but i visit the site often. I would like to take this time to thank all who have left words of encourgment,also for all the prayers.I got to know a lot of his friends from his company that served with him,because I spent a lot of time in north carolina with him and amy.May God bless and keep you all safe. I will keep you all in my prayers.Mother of Marshall,glenda Ediger.E-mail glee442002@yahoo.com

Glenda Ediger"
glenda of lookout mtn. georgia

"God Bless your Father he was a very brave man."
Jim Collins of Norwood MA

"My Dad was a really good person and he would be alive right now if there weren't any people protending to be good. And he was the greatest Dad I ever had. And I want him to know that I love him more than anyone else loves him!

ALYSSA 7 years old"
alyssa edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"I remember the convo we had as we were across from Pope AFB and you saw me wearing a Ga Bulldogs hat and you realized i was from Ga too. I remember you telling me that this was to be your last deployment before getting out so that you could spend more time with your Wife and Kid. I usually get a vibe about people when i first meet them and the vibe that i got from you was that you were definitely a great soldier and family man who truly loved his family. Even though we only knew each other in passing, i was deeply saddened when i flew back in to camp the next day only to hear the tragic news. Mrs Edgerton, your husband was a great man....and will never be forgotten."
MSG(R) E. Wilson of Washington, DC


Marshall, I have been thinking of you often....as I do everyday. I was thinking of what I miss most about you. I thought of your beautiful smile.. you would light up every room you were in. Then I thought of all your funny stories....everyone that knew you know what i'm talking about. HA HA. Then I thought of your character. As you grew you developed great character. Was it your competative side? As I went through the day I thought of one thing then another......Then I figured out what I miss most about you... I miss your love. I miss you loving me and Dad.
Rest in peace my son.
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net


Thought of you this past Memorial Day as I walked through the D.C. Mall and all the memorials. As always, you're in my thoughts. God Bless..."
MAJ Mike Dean of FT Bragg, NC

"Marshall you are in my thoughts and prayer God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten"
James Collins of 94th MP Iraq 03/04

I took time out to remember you on this Memorial Day. You were the best friend a guy could have and an even better soldier. I'll never forget you. Thank you for your sacrifice. My family and I think of you often."
Christopher J Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Thinking of you this Memorial Day.
Burton of EM, IL

"Marshall, You never knew me, and I never knew you, but I've never stopped thinking of you, ever since that sunny and cold day in December, so many long years ago. I'm sorry that I've not been able to tell you this before today. You see, Marshall, when we brought you out of that terrible place, and laid you in a vehicle to begin your journey home, I stopped, took off my helmet, bowed my head, and said a prayer of salvation, that your soul might better find Him.

My ears rang as I stood there, seemingly forever, head bowed. I wept as I finally turned away, tears shed for the loss of a soldier I did not know, tears that steeled my resolve for the long and difficult months yet to come.

While other soldiers whom I did know personally were not able to go home either, your passing was doubly heartfelt, in that you were so young.

My wars are now over; my uniform folded and put away, but my memories will never, ever fade. And yours is one that burns the brightest.

Rest in Peace, Marshall. You've done your duty; the long day's toil is over. Rest easy in His embrace, as you await the final reunion with your Brothers."
MAJ John Czarnecki


Alyssa is coming down to spend the weekend with us. She is such a good girl. I know that she was very young when you left us, but we have made sure that she knows all about you and knows that you were a good Daddy. Alyssa acts so much like you....it is really funny. We all miss you so much. Everday we live, is one day closer to you. They are having All American week at Fort Bragg next week. I have never been to one. I'm hoping that next year will be the year I can go. We love you."
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net



Today is Dads birthday...we both miss you so much. Over the years we have found a place where it is safe to go. A place where laughter and tears flow freely. A place where truth is spoken and dreams are shared. A place of acceptance and understanding, honesty and care. The place we go is called LOVE !!! Everytime we think of you we are there. We love you. Rest in peace my son."
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

We didn't know each other well at all man, just a few guard shifts together at the front gate and on towers 1 and 2 is all. You were a good soldier and a better man, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of about you. I want you and your family to know that you are not forgotten and I will continue to pray for you and your family."
(former SSG) Ryan Clewell of Appleton, Wisconsin


Marshall........I have been trying very hard to be there for your children , Hunter and Alyssa. If possible you need to help guide them through out the years. I wish I could tell you that it was getting easier on Dad and I... but it isn't. I often wonder why things are the way they are. I hope that it had made me a better person. I know that I try to live a better life. I need to see you and hold you again. Someone asked me the other day.."what kind of person is able to go over in a war torn country to try to help America?" I only thought of you. I love and miss you so much. You will always be my " baby boy". I love you !!

ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"We miss and love you."

"You do not know me, but my husband was in Iraq with Marshall. There is not a day that goes by that my husband does not talk about Marshall. He tells our little girls every night about his hero Marshall Edgerton. In my husbands own words "Marshall is and will be for ever my HERO!" I am so sorry for your lost. He will never be forgotten."
Shauna Jenkins of Greenville SC


Marshall, We have all struggle through Christmas and the new year. We miss you so bad. I have heard that everything has a good ending. I would hope that your death made me a more compasionate person. Spending time with Hunter and Alyssa. I seem to have more patients. I try not to sweat the small stuff. Soldiers have told me that you saved alot of lives that day five years ago. I,m glad that so many of them have not forgot you. You will never be gone as long as I have your memory in my heart. Dad Dreams of you often. We hope to see you soon. Please try to keep me on the right path. We love you.

Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of ginny105@windstream.net

"Thank you so much brother... i have not taken your KIA bracelet off since we have returned... thinking about you a lot lately.. YOU ARE TRULY MISSED"
SPC Jenks of Bco. 82d SIG BN (19 SEPT 02 to 19 SEPT 06)

"Marshall,I love and miss you.I often think of you and all the times we shared.May god be with those you left behind I know their hearts are breaking."
Steven Raymond of Dalton,Georgia

"You have not been forgotten about, you live on in all of us that knew you.."
Jason A. Goerig

"Another year has come and gone since you left us ol' buddy. Each year I say a special prayer for the ones you left behind. Time may have taken away some of the sting of you passing but it will never take away all of the great memories of you. I look at my boys and my wife and I can't help but to feel a little guilty knowing that you're not here to enjoy your loved ones like I am. You were a good friend Marshall. I'll always remember the sacrifice that you made. I will never forget."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY


God bless you and your family on this fifth year since your passing. I attended the 82d Airborne Winter Formal this evening and touched your name as it appeared on the placard of fallen heroes (the only one from the division on that day). As the spotlight illuminated the fallen comrade table set for you, it took on a special meaning for me; it was the same day you made the sacrifice under my command five years ago. I miss your smile and energetic, patriotic spirit and wish your family all the best this holiday season. To Marshall's family...your husband, father, and son made a difference. I'm so very sorry he was taken from you.

God bless..."
MAJ Mike Dean of Ft Bragg, NC

"You will never be forgotten!"
Lonnie and Angelica Null of FT. Bragg, NC

"Marshall, Its been five years today and its still feels like yesterday that terrible day in Ramadi, there is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you and your family. You will never be forgotten. My prayers and thoughts go to you and your family."
SPC. James R Collins of Norwood MA

"SGT Edgerton,
On this anniversary I would like to send my sincere and heart felt condolences to your entire family, especially Amy, Hunter, and Alyssa. Please know that I think of you often and never remove the bracelet that I wear in you honor. I miss you and wish your entire family the happiest of holidays."
CW2 Matt Russell of HAAF, GA

"Just wanted to let you all know that I will be thinking and praying for you today, more than other days. This day will never be forgotten by my family. My wife and I were both in Ramadi five years ago."
Mitch of Cary, NC


As we get closer to the anniversary of your death I think more and more of all the great times we had when you were here in the flesh. I know that you are looking down from above on all of us. I miss you and look forward to seeing you again in the after life. To the Edgerton Family: I hope all is well, and I have never stopped praying for you all. If you ever need anything dont hesistate to contact me. tarique.miller@us.army.mil"
W1 Tarique A. Miller of Heidelberg, Germany

"November 30, 2008
To the family of Spc. Marshall L. Edgerton:
Marshall 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

"Alyssa Edgerton & Family,

I would like to write a quick note about your father, brother, husband or just family member. I knew your father, and ate lunch with him the day before the attack. He was always full of hope and looked foward to redploying to be with his family. His life was a great loss. I am sure you have been told, but your father was a hero. He warned other people to move and saved other lives by he brave actions. I was in his company, and knew the Platoon of close nit people he was in. ACP was always known for being hard charging. He will be greatly missed, and I continue to pray for your family. If you ever want to talk to anyone or need anything please feel free to contact me. SGT Aaron E OReilly aaron.oreilly@us.army.mil"
SGT Aaron E OReilly of Kabul Afghanistan & Tampa, FL



I miss you.I love you and I can't wait until I see you again.
Alyssa Edgerton and Rut of Signal Mtn T.N


Marshall, I have been thinking of you often. As a child you and our family had taken all "lifes" trips together...as a family. All your childhood sports. church, school problems. But we took the trips as a family. We all went through it together. It will be 5 years this December 11 since you left. This is the only trip that we could not be there for you. This is the only trip that you had to take by yourself. It was a trip that I hoped that we would have taken together, but that was not to be. Instead our family was blessed to be able to share your 27 years here on earth. I recognized anew closeness of this life and the next and felt at times that i'm living with one foot in HEAVEN. What I miss most is your never ending smile. I watched you grow from a funny little boy that grew up into a courageous young man. I'm very proud of you. I love and miss you."
Ginny Edgerton of 105 marshall rd. rocky face, ga. 30740

"Edgerton Family,
Mom, Dad, Amy and kids. We haven't seen you since before the deployment when Marshall left. We've just returned from Alaska and Mike being gone to Afghanistan,Korea, then Iraq. As we've moved and Mike's deployed, I always find Marshall's bracellet that we had made. Coming back to Georgia has reminded me of you all and how much we are thankful for the blessing that you left in our heart when you came over to our home for Thanksgiving in 2001 (Amy and the kids). Alyssa was just a baby and Hunter was running around outside with all the kids.. Wow that was a packed house for Thanksgiving with all the soldiers. Anyway, if you get a chance Mom, or Amy, we would love to hear how the kids are doing and see pictures. We wish you all well and hope the kids are doing great in school. Thinking of you all!
SFC Michael Kemper and Jennifer.
jkemper910@yahoo.com or michael.kemper@us.army.mil"
Jennifer of Fort Gordon, GA


Marshall, From the moment that you were gone I knew that I needed to make a change within myself. Deep in my heart I also know that I need to find a way to see you again. I know that you are not far from here. It has been almost 5 years now since you have been gone. I keep wondering when all this hurt will end. I know that I need to keep going for everyone, but sometimes my heart is just not in it. I know that I need to let go but I just can't.How do you let go of your child? Cause I sure don't know how. I love you."
Ginny Edgerton of ginny105@alltel.net

"oh and happy birthday"

"unlce marshall i want u to know i love u and think about u everday since then,and u will be in my heart every day for ever"
Garrett Edgerton of Rockyface


You are 32 today. It has been almost 5 years now since you left us. But the pain is still great to us. Hunter and Alyssa are coming down this weekend to stay with us. Hunter is playing football again and Alyssa is talking a mile a minute. We love and miss you
Love you.....
Ginny Edgerton of Ginny105@alltel.net


I'm getting ready to start another work day. I had this most amazing night. I had a dream that I was standing on a high mountain. When I looked up I could see big fluffy clouds. When I looked down I could see more big fluffy clouds. It was like I was surrounded by clouds. There was a slight breeze blowing, there was angels singing all around me. I saw you far away and you were floating towards me with your arms reaching for me. You kept coming closer. I wanted to hug you so bad. I kept on reaching out too you also. We just hugged each other for such along time. Neither one of us ever said a word. When a awoke I just layed in bed trying to remember every little detail of the dream. I miss talking to you so much. I hope that we could be together soon. I love you son."
Ginny Edgerton of ginny105@alltel.net

"Marshall, I would have written sooner but i didnt know this site existed until today. I want to say that you are missed dearly by alot of people i am most certainly one of them, i have some funny memories of you from our days in school sometimes i catch myself sitting and thinking about you and just start laughing, because of the funny things you used to do and say to us or even some of the funny looks on your face. I want to say THANK YOU my friend for being my hero in this world. you are much better off where you are even though you are missed. keep looking down on us because we all are looking up to you. Thanks Again My Friend."
Debbie (Lofty) Witt, school mate dwitt73@charter.net of dalton, ga.


Marshall, You have been on my mind all day. I keep thinking of you as a small boy. You were such a happy child. Do you remeber the time that you were in middle school and playing football? I went to most of the games to watch you play, after this particular game I was yelling for you while I was in the stand and you walked by me like you didn't even see me. So the next game I start yelling really loud "Marshall, Marshall...over here I'm your Mother." You were so embarrassed !! It was so funny. On the way home you said "Please don't do that anymore " and I said "then don't walk by me like you don't even know me." After that you always took time to speak to me. I wasn't sure if you learned a lesson about compassion or you were just afraid that I would embarrass you. When I thought of that story today it sure did bring a smile to my face. You ,Ginger and I sure did alot of fun stuff. I sure do miss not getting to talk to you. I hope that you are resting well my son....I love you.
ginny edgerton of ginny105@alltel.net

Marshall, Yesterday I released a balloon into the air. I watched it as it sailed away. I wished that the balloon would find its way to you. I did attach a note for you also. I wish that it was that simple for me ..... that I could just sail away on a balloon and find you. It is just so hard to keep going. It doesn't get any easier. Everyday is just a struggle. We go to see your resting place often, I'm not sure that it helps or hurts. We do feel close to you we when we are there. I dream of you often.... The last dream was so vivid. You were so happy. You were wearing some shorts and a t-shirt. All your war wounds was like in a halo that you wore like a crown. I felt so guilty because there were so many soldiers there with the same halo crowns, and I knew that the were many Mothers and Fathers, sisters and brothers missing their loved one also. I miss you so much !!!! Dad and I try to take care of one another, but you are always in our thoughts and dreams. You are always our Son and we are proud to be your parents.
Love, MOM"
ginny edgerton of 105 marshall rd. rocky face, ga. 30740

"4th of July is almost here I just wanted to tell you that you are in my prayers bro. Love ya!"
Chuck Taylor of Babylon NY

"Thinking of you."
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of East Moline, IL.

"Edge, always in our hearts and thoughts. You missed out on All American week! You can read all about it at this link:
Lonnie & Angelica of FBNC

I am thinking of you on this Memorial Day. Just know that you have many people praying and thinking of you everyday. You are in a much better place. I can't wait to see you one day again. much love"

"Another Memorial Day. The years keep adding up. No matter how many years go by we all still remember you as though you were still here. You were a good friend that will never be forgotten. Thank you for all of the memories."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY USA

Marshall, Memorial day will be here soon. We have set out 27 American flags in our yard, one for every year of your life. It is such an awesome site. It looks so beautiful !! I'm still having vivid dreams about you. I miss you so much. The pain of loosing you is still so painful. I'm not sure if my feelings will ever get better. but we have to keep going. Hunter wants everyone to start calling him Marshall now. I think that this is such a honor for our family for him to want to do that. He is such a good boy. We love ya.....

Ginny Edgerton of 105 Marshall rd. Rock Face, Ga. 37040

"(15 May 08)

SPC Edgerton,

Memorial Day is fast approaching (the fifth one already...) I wanted to let you know that whenever I am thanked by a passing civilian for my service, although I feel awkward, I proudly accept it on behalf of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines like you. It is comforting to know that through all that has happened these past seven years of global warfare, folks still support and appreciate those of us who voluteer ourselves to defend our nation's freedom, ideals, and Constitution (and not any particular politician or party) when others either cannot or will not. I hear and see stories frequently of young Americans complaining about how they have not received what they feel is "owed" them; all they need to do is read through stories of the honorable service, noble courage, and sacrifice of servants such as you, SPC Edgerton, and they would feel just as ashamed as I am by their selfishness. I miss you from the bottom of my heart, and I will share my memories of your devoted service, can-do attitude, and selflessness with my children this Memorial Day. God Bless You!!!"
MAJ Dean of Ft Leavenworth, KS

"Uncle Marshall,
I miss you dearly. I think about you everyday praying for the brave souls out there such as yourself when you were. I rememeber the times you used to chase me with that scary Chucky doll at Nana's house. I wish we would have kept in touch more like when we were little when I would visit Daddy, Nana, and Grandpa. I love and miss you so much.
Love always,
Kaitlin Edgerton

"I'm amazed at Seth & Hunter! wow
Hunter can wrestle! Even though he is several [t]years behind the crowd his age!He can tu can!!!
We love you guys__Marty Hubbs family"


Marshall, I have heard people tell me that life goes on but it is so hard. I watch your father whos heart is broken and it seems like his life is being slowly drained from his body. I wish that your life would have turned out differently. I know that you died saving others but the pain of loosing you is just unbearable. I long for the day that we see you again. I want to hug you so bad. I was in Walmart the other day and I swear I thought I saw you. There was a young fellow, he had his back towards me, but he had on some cargo shorts and wore his cap the same as you. For just a split second I was so happy, but then I relized that it wasn't you and I was overcome with grief. My girlfriend told me that "I need to get past this" but how do you get past a broken heart? It is all dad and I can do just to go to work and try to keep going. We love you Marshall!! We'll see you soon.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of 105 Marshall rd. rocky face, ga. 30740

"I am designing a website for ACP. It will include forums, blogs, personal info, contact info, the ability to register and have a profile to update with pictures, blogs etc. I have a few guys helping me and it will have a domain name example:
"http://www.assaultcommandpost.com." I haven't decided what to use yet. I think it will be a great thing and a very easy way for us to stay in touch over the years. It just kinda hit me here recently that it is has been 5 years since we went to Iraq for the first time and we all went through so much together. Please forward this to whoever you still know and send any contact info to me at clabonne@tractmanager.com. The site should be up here in a few weeks after I get everything registered and scripted. When that time comes I will send out a mass email with the actual site name and we can get this thing going.

Ginny and the Edgerton family, when this gets going I hope you can come visit and create a profile for Edge and stay in touch with all of us. Thank you so much!"
LaBonne (ACP) of Chattanooga TN

"To the family of:Marshall L.Edgerton I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"


"I never got the chance to know you like a friend. I wish that I had. I have thought of you offten and I hope to never forget. I have lived my life in your image. I could never forget about the price that you paid for us."
Rice of Ogden, Utah

"Marshall, Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May god be with your family."
Andrew Payne of Dalton, GA. USA

"Today My family and I went to the road side to watch and pay our respect to the family of another fallen hero. As we drove through the crowds of people all the memories of you came rushing back to me. I remembered being in the funeral procession and seeing all the faces of those who stood by the road to honor you. I watched as people waved thier flags and gave thier salutes and all I could do was cry. It has been 4 yrs. now since I last saw you, but I to can say that thier are days it seems like only yestarday. No one will ever know the impact that saying good bye to a personal hero like I did on that cold morning that we laid you to rest makes on another person. I know because you were taking from me. I go by and see your dad often and check on him. We talk and he misses you so much. He hurts so bad deep on the inside. His, Ginny's and our whole families lives will never be the same without you. I remember the last conversation you and I had. We laughed and cried and as I gave you a hug and said good bye I never dreamed that would be the last time. I long for the day that we have a family reunion and I know in my heart that it want be long till were all reunited in heaven. I know in my heart based on our conversation before you left that you are in heaven looking down upon us. You have such a better life now. No more pain, no sickness and best of all NO WAR. You are in a place of peace and comfort. I want you to know that you are loved and you will always be missed. This pain never leaves and it want go away. Only God fills the void that was made in my heart on that December day in Ramadi Iraq."
Lt. D.O.D. Wiley F. Brewster II of Mill Creek Ga. 30740


Well....they are going to bury another brave soilder today from our area. We had went to the funeral home yesterday and the burial is today. I, along with my daughter and grandchildren, will be along the route that they will take to the cemetary with flags to show support. It is the least that we can do. This soilder also left a wife and small son. My heart breaks more each day. I wonder how much a heart can take before it is too late. The hurt and pain is just unbearable. GOD BLESS AMERICA !!"
Ginny Edgerton of 105 Marshall rd. Rocky Face, Ga. 30740


Marshall... I have dreamt of you all night. It had snowed alittle last evening and was so beautiful to watch it falling down.When I dream of you it is like your right there with me. It seems so real.I sometimes hate to wake up cause I know that reality will set in and I realize that it is a dream. I want you to know that you are not "just a memory" to me. You are still a part of my life. You are my son."
Ginny Edgerton 105 marshall rd. rocky face, ga. 30720

"31 DEC 07

Whats up MR. HF and Family. I just wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year! EDGE, I think of you often and I know that you are looking down watching over all of us.
I love you Brother, ACP for Life"
Tarique Miller of Fort Bragg, NC

Merry Christmas... my dear Son. We wish that you were here with us but we know that it can't be. We remember all the crazy things you would do at Christmas time. We remember that this is one of your favorite holidays. God Bless you. We miss you.
Love Mom & Dad"
ginny edgerton of 105 Marshall rd. Rocky Face, Ga. 30740

"Merry Christmas Edge. Your in my prayers..."

"Another bittersweet December has come. I wish you were here to hold and love your family like I am mine old friend. I can't imagine how hard it is for all of your family that you left behind, but I and my family pray for you all to try to have a good holiday season."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Airborne all the my brother, you never be forgotten"
SPC J Collins of Norwood MA 02062

"Merry Christmas Edgerton..."
MAJ Dean of Ft Leavenworth, KS

Thinking of you."
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of East Moline, IL USA

"John 15:13"
Lonnie of FBNC

"Airborne, All the Way! May God bless and give peace to this family throuh His Son, Jesus.

Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
SpoodieJ HHC, 82nd Sig, Grenada of Guyton, GA

"Gone but not forgotten.
Ephesians 6:10-20
1 Corinthians 13: 1-13"
Lonnie & Angelica of FBNC

I hope you can give me the strength to deal w/ everything. The world has lost you, and I'm dealing w/ my 2nd bestest friend going to war. Please give me the strength to make it. I think of you often, pray for you always. I don't know how your family does it, I hate to think of how I would handle it. Please pray for us, as I pray for you."


Marshall, We still think of you often. I have thought long and hard about what God has in store for us. Sometimes I'm so confused about everything. I wish I could get a sign from you to guide me in the right direction. Dad is watching the Georgia Bulldogs football in the TV. I know that this is your favorite team. Please Marshall try to help me find my way.
Love MOM"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Hey Edge, just wanted to stop in and say hi. Miss ya bud.."
yankee of pa


I had another dream last night. GOD came to me ...I reached out my hand and touched him. We stood there for what seemed to be a lifetime. Neither of us was saying a word. I stood there looking at him. Trying to figure out why such a holy person would want to touch me. Then he spoke.. "I have witnessed your hurt and I have witnessed your happines" Tears starting rolling down my cheeks for I knew he was talking about My life with Fred and my kids. I fell to my knees and prayed for forgiveness for all my sins and for the lord to direct my to a new path in life. Sometimes I don't know what keeps Fred and I able to do the dailey routine that we have been doing for years since Marshalls death. I wish a thousand times that things could be different. I miss him so much. Rest in peace my son.
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

Marshall.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! Your 31 today. We have thought of you all day. Well Dad and I think of you always but today was especially hard. You sure did enjoy all your birthdays. We went to the cementary for awhile today. I know that I have told you this a thousand times...We love and miss you dearly. I hope that you are in a better place. We hope to see you soon. We spent the weekend with Hunter and Alyssa. They are pretty good kids. Alyssa is riding a horse now. She looks so pretty you would be very proud of her. Hunter looks more like you everyday. Don't worry.....They know all about you from all the photos and the stories. They miss you also. We love you.
Mom and Dad"
Ginny Edgerton of 105 marshall rd. rocky face, ga. 30740

Hey man its been a long time. I am here at work and was thinking about some of the old army days and I thought about you. We did not get a chance to become great friends but everyone admired you so much for your knowledge, ethic and just about everything. I heard you rocked on the guitar too. I hope Hunter is still enjoying that dirt bike and didn't get too many skinned knees :)

Even though Iraq and everything from the army seems like a lifetime ago, you will never be forgotten."
LaBonne ACP of Chattanooga TN

As I sit here crying I wonder how many Parents will have to bury their children. It just does't seem right.
Sometimes I could be in a room full of people and still feel so alone. I know that Marshall is in every beat of my heart and every breath I take. I know that I am not alone but there is such a hole in my heart. I sometime wish that I could go and be with him. I pray at night for Marshall to shine his love on me. It has been such along time since I have spoken to him or held him. Please LORD, Give me the strength to make it through another day.Love you Marshall!
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740


Marshall, Well another week has went by. We think of you always. My love for you will not let me say good-by, even after all this time I still can't do it. I wait for you to walk in the back door and come home. Ofcouse this never happens, but I still wait. I often think about how proud you would be for Hunter and Alyssa. They are a great comfort to Dad and I. We both still keep going through life the best we can. We go up to the cemetery several times a week. Dad said that there is not a moment that goes by that he is not thinking of you. I wish I could stretch out my arms and hold you one more time. Love and miss you.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga.30740

"Marshall first of all Happy Farther's Day!!!!!!I know you are truely missed today and everyday. I know your family loves you sooo much. To Uncle Fred and Ginny, my prayers are with you and Marshall's children. I pray that God give you peace and strength today and every day. As you remember Marshall today know that he is in such a better place and that he would not trade it for anything. Keep your eyes on the Lord and he will renew your strength.

love you,

maxine of tunnel hill, ga.

Happy Fathers day Marshall...We love and miss you. Rest in peace my son.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga.30740

"marvelous Marshall,i've been thinking of you over the weekend, but we miss you alot. To the Edgerton family, may god be with you and we pray for you every night. RIP Marshall, Zach, Nathan"
Barry Greeson of Cohutta, Ga, USA

"I went on a long run yesterday (Memorial day) thinking about and saying prayers for those who have fallen and the families they left behind. My family and I are thankful for each day we have together because we know it is Soldiers like you that have given us that privilege. Losing you while in command has shaped who I am today. When I feel tired, thinking about what you sacrificed makes me push a little bit farther, work harder. SPC Edgerton, I should be so lucky to have the opportunity to serve with great Americans like you in the future. You are always first and foremost in my memory, and I will work as hard as I possibly can to honor that memory."
MAJ Dean of Ft Leavenworth, KS

I am thinking about you this Memorial Day weekend. I will never forget that day or the great sacrafice you made.

I will never forget."
Sgt. Spain, Tony (former soldier of C Co. 82nd Sig.) of Fort Bragg (deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan)

"We are thinking about you and your family Edge! We will never forget!"
Lonnie and Angelica Null of Ft. Bragg, NC

"Ol' buddy you're still missed and you're still not forgotten. I and my family will remember you always."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Hello Marshall,
I served with you in Iraq and Afghanistan while at the 82nd Sig BN. There are very few people that have stuck in my mind over the years, you are definately one of them. Though we only knew each other a short while, I always admired your dedication to the unit, and your country. I just wanted to let you know that you left the world a better place than it was before you, and that we all appreciate the sacrifice you made to save others. My prayers are with you and the ones you left behind. I have not stayed in touch with many people from the old unit, if anyone wants to contact me my email is john_w_cummings@yahoo.com"
Former SGT Cummings C Co 82nd Sig of Dallas, TX


I have such vivid dreams about you. You seem so happy. It is like your still with me. I would love to see you, to touch you, to hear your voice again. With Memorial Day approching
soon, we have been hearing alot of talk about HEROS. I want you to know that you were our HERO long before you ever lost your life in Iraq. We miss and love you dearly.
Mom and Dad"
Ginny Edgerton of 105 Marshall Rd. Rocky Face, Ga. 30740

Hey Marshall! I have been keeping up with this site for a while, not sure about what to say. I feel it is time for me to write. Not long after you died I wrote a poem, I would like to share it now.


My brother was a hero,
Long before he lost his life.
To our parents, brothers, and sister,
To his children, and his wife.

Words cannot explain,
The way we love him so.
But for some reason or another,
God said it was his time to go.

We may never know for sure,
What happened on that day.
All we know for certain,
Is that he went away.

Our family is left in pieces,
Falling apart at the seams.
We pray to God to help us through,
And let us see him in our dreams.

Since he stood up that day,
And faced a soldier's worst fear.
He will long be remembered,
With love and thoughts so dear.

His name is Marshall Edgerton,
A soldier true at heart.
America's new found hero,
So much up for the part.

Remember him as a hero,
Not only for the war.
But because he is a true American,
All the way down to the core.

He is a husband, a father,
A son, and a brother.
And to our precious family,
There will be no other.

He helped us through our hard times,
And pulled us through our rough.
He would laugh with us to prove,
Life is not that tough.

I just wanted to let you know,
In hopes you will not forget.
How special America's Hero is,
And so his memory won't end just yet!

I Love You and miss you!
Ginger Montgomery of Rocky Face, GA

Marshall ...it is unbelieveable how quickly peoples lives change. I miss you so. I often wonder how long must my heart go on breaking? I try to keep my "happy face" on. I'm really good at hiding my feelings. I feel your hands guilding me. I know that I must go on. I believe that there are people out there, that are praying for Fred and I.
Angels are watching over us..I can sometimes feel them. Sometime when I dream of you...I get such a peaceful feeling. I miss you so much. Love you.
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Thinking of you."
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of East Moline, IL.

"uncle fred and ginny, i did not realize that marshall had a web site. the other day at work i started thinking about marshall and i put his name in and it pulled up this web site. first of all ginny i just want you to know that i did not realize just how much you loved marshall, i was not around you to see how much you truely loved him and i was deeply moved when i read all the messeages that you have wrote to him. I knew how much uncle fred hurt over losing him but i did not know what the impact was on you. i just want you to know that now i understand and my heart goes out to you and uncle fred. i cant even imagine the pain that you guys feel. i know that i love whitney with all my heart and i dont think i could go on without her. they say time heals everything but what i have seen in your letters to marshall i dont know. i'm sure it is bearable, but that's about it. I wish i had been around you guy's more to know what marshall was really like, but with having your own family to raise and family not getting together like they use to, time slept away. any way i love you both and will continue to pray for strength and peace until one day you are with marshall again.

love to both, maxine"
maxine of tunnel hill, ga.

"Rest in Peace brother. I still have the Dodge Ram that you helped me put the steps on!! Every time I step into my truck I think of you. RIP Mr. HF

You ACP brother forever
SSG Miller, Tarique"
Tarique of Miller


"Marshall....I'm so tired of missing you. It's like i'm numb inside and missing part of my soul. I have dreams of you calling for me. I search for you frantically but I cannot not find you. I try to call out your name but my words are met with my sobbing. It is foggy and hard to see. It's like it is all a dream but I can't wake up cause I'm not asleep. I wish I could "move on" as my friend have encouraged. But until we're together again I will just have to try to continue on. I miss and Love you!!
Ginny Edgerton of 105 Marshall Rd. Rocky Face, Ga. 30740

"3/20/2007 Marshall I think of you often. I wish that I could hug you one more time. It hurts to know that all we have is memories......we won't be making any more. I often sit and reminisce about you. All the fun we had while you were growing up. I tried hard to teach you right from wrong but you also thought me how to love fully. It was like we needed one another. I sure do miss you.
love MOM"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Hey man just wanted to stop by and say hi and to let you I havent forgotten you."
SSG Chris Coper of Ft. Hood Tx

"3/13/07 Marshall, I have known about this web page for you for awhile now. Every other day I click on it and I just do not know what to say. The only thing that I do know is that you, Marshall, are my Hero. I look at your picture and so many memories come back to me of when we were little kids. I remember us messing with dogs and getting them to chase us on our bicycles. Makes me smile at some of the things we used to do. You paid the ultimate price for our country, for me, for my wife, and for my kids. I thank you from the bottom of my heart cuz. I pray for you and your family every night. May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. Ruth 2:12"
Tommy Edgerton of Ladera Ranch, California

"2/22/07 When I was a child I used to have bad dreams often. I would be so scared that I could say "I don't want to be here anymore" and then I could wake up and everything would be fine. Everyday I now say."I don't want to be here anymore" but it is like I never wake up. The loss of Marshall is so GREAT that it is almost to much to bear. Take care my son.
I love you.
Ginny Edgerton of Rocky Face, Ga. 30740


"Marshall, I miss you so much. My heart is breaking more with each day that passes. I wish that I could be with you. I once thought that there were angels that came down to earth when a child dies and carries the child up to heaven in their arms, but now I think that you are the angel that carries the children. They say that everyone leaves a mark on this earth ....I really think that you left your mark! Take care my son.
ginny of rocky face, ga. 30740

I wanted to let you know that I am have having a baby and just like I promised I would name it after you if it was a boy. I just found out that it is a girl. I am a little sadded by that fact and still haven't come to terms with it. Robert still carries your picture in his wallet and we both carry you close to our hearts. I hope that your family knows how important you are to us. I want you to know that you will forever be with us."
Vachť of Fort Bragg , NC

"Marshall, God bless you. You will never be forgotten. We say your name often to honor your memory."
SFC Joshua B Smith of 1/75 RANGER, HAAF

"Still thinking about you Edge. You are not forgotten!"
Lonnie Null of Ft. Bragg, NC

"Still haven't forgotten about you ol' buddy. December will always be a bittersweet month for everyone who knew you."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"Thinking of you Marshall. I hope your family is doing well and we miss you as always! I will never forget."
MAJ Dean of Macomb, IL

"Rest in Peace Friend."
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of East Moline, IL.

"Hey man... Just wanted to stop by and say I haven't forgot about you. Its 11DEC06, been 3 years already, seems just like the other day we were down in ACP doing our thing, what a crew huh... Man I can still hear your laugh, I won't forget you man. I'm sitting here drinking some Miller LT in honor of you buddy, I know how much you loved it. Rest in peace... see you one day.

Jason A. Goerig
former A co 82nd signal BN paratrooper"

Marshall..........Well we all made through thanksgiving. Hunter and Alyssa came over. Hunter killed his 1st deer. A 5 pointer. He was so proud. He looks so much like you. I'm thankful that we can spend time with your children. We love and miss you.
Mom and Dad"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

"I can't begin to say enough about this soldier/hero. I was present at F.O.B. Champion at the time. Marshall Edgerton saved my life. I was driving in the opposite direction on that road and had he not fought the Iraqi in that vehicle, the Iraqi would have detonated the IED just as I was passing. I would like to thank his parents for raising such a selfless and heroic person. Please know that I live every day of my life in appreciation of Marshall Edgerton. To his family, I would also like to say that I am so sorry for your loss and if there is anything I can ever do for you, please let me know. I'm glad to see that this site is here to remember people like him.

SPC Robert Kutruff
Robert Kutruff of Indianapolis, Indiana

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 x 20 original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families' loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. - The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Leah Hopkins Henry of Atlanta, GA

"Marshall..I miss you as much today as I ever had. Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts and prayers.I wish I could see you and hold you tight. Dad and I still are holding on to the thought of seeing you again someday. With all our love.
Mom and Dad
Ginny Edgerton of rocky face. ga. 30740

"08-04-2006 Well this is the weekend we keep the children. It will be good to see Alyssa and Hunter for a few days. I'm all the time calling Hunter...Marshall. I don't mean to but he reminds me so much of his Dad.
I hope to see you soon Son.
Ginny Edgerton of rocky face. ga. 30740

"Hi Edge, itís me former SGT Myers, Iím talking to you in this way because I never said bye to you good buddy. We had good times together playing guitar on the rooftop those nights over looking the mess that was going on all around us, and making fun about how their wasnít any room service at this crazy Ramadi Inn, ha ha o-well what can you do. Theyíll get no tip from me edge! It was so cool that you are from Rocky Face and me from Valdosta. Every time we got together you made me feel like I was back home fishing with the boys and having some fun times. Thanks for being there for me when I needed it. You changed my life for the better as well as those that had the honor and admiration of knowing the person you are Edge. Crazy Brooks, SGT Moore, SGT Burton, Big Washington! SGT Miller, Sgt Gonzales, CPT Dean oops! Sorry MAJ Dean thatís has a nice ring to it, grats to you sir! Until we all meet again ďMyers S3 OutĒ!"
Robert L Myers of Akron, Ohio

"A couple of weeks before Memorial Day, I was watching the good ole local APTV (Alabama Public TV). They were doing a feature on the 82nd Airborne. I had a good friend over, and we got to talking about Memorial Day and how I had one of my bestest friends from high school pass a few years back. Less than 5 minutes later, a monument was shown of all the fallen heroes of the 82nd Airborne. Guess who's name I saw on t.v.? Even though this years Memorial Day marked the birthday of my child, on this happy day for me, I still couldn't help but be saddened of the loss of my once bestest friend. Even though I haven't heard or seen him in probably 10 years, he is still thought about. I don't live near him, but he is visited everytime I'm up there. lots of people miss u marshall!"

"06-15-06 I watched a movie last night and one of the actors said. "alot of people, in there last moment think that ....the big chance has past them by from them not trying to achive it" I thought about this all night. I think Marshall's last moment would have been that ...HE HAD IT ALL !!!! He had so many friends , he had married the girl of his dreams, He had 2 beautiful children and he had a great career. I think that he would have thought that if he had to go, he would have wanted to go out at the top of his life. In my eyes he had achieved so much, he taught so many people the true meaning of friendship, team work and most of all LOVE. I just wish that his lost didn't hurt so bad. But his Dad and I carry on. We see his children on a regular basis. They are so sweet. We sit at his grave site several times a week...just to be close to him. Many of his memories still bring a big smile to my face and sometimes I still laugh. Take care my son.

ginny edgerton of Rocky Face, Ga.

"You will always be remebered old friend. Happy Memorial Day."
Christopher Pugh of Rochester, NY

"To Edge and his family, it was a great loss that you guys have suffered but carry the great memories of your son and husband. He was a great man and will always be remembered as that. Just remember, you will always be missed brother."
Fellow A Co Signal soldier of PA

"Edge. We went to Fort Fisher yesterday and drove by the old camping spot. We were thinking about you and your family."
Lonnie of FBNC

"SPC Edgerton,

Just dropping a note to let you know that I'm thinking of you this Memorial Day as always."
MAJ Dean of IL

"Well today is Mothers Day........I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. I want to thank you for all the love you have given us over the years. All the ball games and practices we got to see....all the wrestling matches that we sat through. All the vacations that we went on. All the fishing trips, all the friends that you had over the house. You are sadly missed by alot of people. And most of all, thank you for letting me be your Mom.
Love always,
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga. 30740

"Marshall.......As we sat by your headstone I wondered how many parents would have to lose their children and love ones before the war is over. You know what hurts the most.... is to sit there so close to you but still not being unable to see or touch you.I know that you are in a better place. I also know that if your able you will still give us guidance. We still miss you. Alot of our friends have moved on with their live but our life still feels like it has stopped. We still go through the motions of our jobs but it just isn't the same. I wish a thousand times that you were here with us. Rest in peace my son, I'll see you soon.
Mom and Dad
mom and dad of rocky face, ga.30740


"Marshall... We miss you more and more everyday. Hunter and Alyssa are growing up fast. They talk about you all the time. I'm sure that you will be a guiding light in their lives. We LOVE and MISS you.
Please, anyone who would like to contact us (Marshall parents)
e-mail, ginny105@alltel.net
Ph.# 706-397-8900
We would love to hear from you all."
Mom and Dad of Rocky Face, Ga.

"SPC Edgerton, it is too bad the leadership failed you. I did what I could."
Former USA Officer of USA

"SPC Edgerton you are not forgotten. I was the last to speak to you so long ago in Ar Ramadi. You did your job well. My only hope is that this war will end .-A former 82D SIG Officer"
Former CPT of USA

This is the first I have been here but I want you to know that you are truly missed. It was an honor and pleasure serving with you in Afghanistan 2002-2003. You are a hell of a soldier I will always miss you. Rest in Peace my brother."
former SGT Moore (C.Co. TACSAT jumper) of Atlanta, GA

"To the Family of Marshall L. Edgerton.
It's taken me a while to re-live 11DEC2003. You see I met Marshall in Ramadi during OIF 1. We worked together on gaurd duty, for several weeks before the attack. And as I read all the comments left by others, I knew one was missing...Mine. I think you should know that your husband, son, and friend died as a hero. But not just because he died in a combat zone, but because of what he did right before he died. I apologize if this is at all painful to you but I need you to know why Marshall will forever be my hero. In the moments before his death, he used every last breath to warn all those around him, because he saw it coming. He did not choose to shrink in fear, or be beaten by the enemy, he chose to sacrifice himself so that others may live. He saved countless lives, and will forever be remembered for his courage,and bravery, and for making the Ultimate sacrifice for his Country, for his comrades, and for our Freedom. Please know that he did not die in vain. That his life was filled with purpose. And will FOREVER be remembered as a HERO."
someone near by of Ar Ramadi Iraq 82ND ABN DIV

"Marshall was like a big brother to me.
I always wanted to grow up and be like Marshall and my brother. He was a hero in my eyes then and will always be. Ginny and Fred we love ya'll with all our hearts and think about you'll all the time. Keep praying and the days will get easier. It's hard to believe but one day they will. Ginger and Kelley keep your heads held high. We Love all of ya'll very much."
Kasey Freeman of Valdosta, GA

"Merry Christmas my dear son. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Mom and Dad"
Ginny and Fred Edgerton of Rocky Face, Ga.30740

"Marshall came into my dream again last night. He still has that big smile that could light up a room. When I awoke I had a sence of "peace". I tried to hold on to that feeling as long as I could.I still miss him as much as I ever had. I don't understand why this had happened but yet we all have suffered the loss. I wish that I could have protected him more. I wish that I could have held on to him and kept him safe that even GOD couldn't have taken him. But this was not to be. We all still go through the motions of daily life but we all still feel the emptiness of the loss of Marshall. We will always love him and I cherrish the moments that we shared as a family. We love you Marshall......I hope to see you soon.
Mom and Daddy"
Mom and Daddy of rocky face, ga.

Another year has come and gone since you left us. No person could ever fill the shoes you left behind. You will always be missed and loved by family and close friends. Hello Amy, Hunter, and Alyssa."
Chris Pugh of USA

"SPC Edgerton,

As always, you're on my mind this 11th Day of December. I often see an image from that day two years ago just before the accident where you smiled and waved at me from that vehicle as I was running along side the road for PT. It's crossed my mind that I may have been the last one to see you. I'm glad that I saluted and smiled back at you as you passed. You will always be one hell of a soldier in my memory. I miss you!"
MAJ Mike Dean of Macomb, IL


Wow, how the time goes by! When it comes to ACP there is someone that we all still keep in touch with. You would have been that person for a lot of us. I can still remember how you were slightly reluctant to go on your last deployment, but knew it was your duty. You were the defenition of a soldier. Amy, your strength through all of this, especially now is an insperation. I hope Hunter had a good baseball season over the summer. Edge was always so proud. He's gone but surely not forgotten. We all still think and pray for you. ACP...AIRBORNE!"
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of West Des Moines, IA

"To the Edgerton family, I want to pass on my condelences. I was Marshall's drill sergeant at Fort Knox. And I have some fond memories of him that I want to share with you. As a drill sergeant you see many Soldiers but only remember a few (the good and the bad). I definately remember Marshal as he was hand picked by myself to be the platoon guide for the first two weeks of basic training. I probably fired him because he was doing to good of a job and he needed a break so he could write his wife some letters (it was a tough job). As a drill sergeant I learned to be a good judge of character. Although I always made fun of his bushy eyebrows and made him do a few push-ups here and there I could never break him. He was tough as nails and I could tell that he was brought up well as a kid. The last time I saw him was on a jump with the 325th PIR. I was on the same aircraft and when he first saw me he immediately snapped to the position of parade rest and said, " Airborne drill sergeant!". I was surprised but it only took me a second to remember who he was. He looked sharp, was well disciplined and carried himself well. I immediately started asking his buddy's if he was squared away or if he had been in trouble since basic training. They all said crazy things jokingly (like most Paratroopers do) saying he was the worst one in the company (again jokingly). I obviously knew they were joking and said i know he is squared away because I TRAINED HIM!! Anyway from time to time I always asked about him because I knew his First Sergeant. As always he was squared away. Again I would brag that he was a product of A Co., 246th INF at fort knox. I was there in Ar Ramadi when the accident happened. And when I found out it was him my heart just dropped. Again I am sorry for your loss and just know that the memories I have of him will be with me always. He will be missed. I will save a chute for you jump buddy.

Airborne All The Way!!!

Drill Sergeant Graham of Warren, Ohio

"SPC Edgerton...

Thank You!"
MAJ Mike Dean of Macomb, IL

"Well it is almost Thanksgiving Day. We're going to have the family over to eat dinner. I will be missing you, Marshall, as I do everyday. They say that time heals your pain but I have come to find out that you face your pain everyday day and then you wake up the next day to face your pain again. I remember how you liked to eat. Hunter eats alot like you. Ha Ha. I love you Marshall and miss you bad. I have come to be an expert about hiding my pain but it still rips my heart out. I love you Marshall and miss you very bad.
I had a dream about you the other day. You were walking towards me, smiling as big as you always did. You came up and hugged me in the tightest grip. I never wanted that to end. You said that you were very happy and you were very healthy. You said that you could see us. And could feel our pain of missing you. You told me to go on living and you would see me again soon. I hope that day comes soon. I love you."
Mom and "Deddy" of Rocky Face, Ga.

"Hey Honey,
I don't even know where to begin. Since the day that soldier came to mom and dad's front porch a part of me died. Sometimes I wish that I could have just died with you. Everyday that Hunter gets older he looks more and more like you. Everyday that Alyssa gets older, she acts more and more like you. There is not a day that goes by that we don't talk about you and look at your picture. I am so proud of you but at the same token I am mad at you because I wish that you were still here. I do believe that you are watching over us all of the time otherwise I don't think I would have made it this long. I will forever love you and I will see you again someday! I love you!"
Amy Edgerton of Signal Mtn. Tn

"Happy Birthday son. This was your secial day. We love and miss you.
Mom and Dad"

"I think of you everyday that goes by. I think that part of my heart died the day that you left us. Sometimes if I shut my eyes ...I can see your face and your beautiful smile. I think that at times I could reach out and touch you. I see your face in the faces of your children. Hunter is quarterback of his football team this year. He looks just like you and Alyssa acts just like you. Ha Ha. I think that you would be very proud of your children just like they are very proud of their Dad. We love and miss you.
Mom and "Deddy""
of rocky face, Ga.

"Smyrna Baptist Church in Deepstep, Ga. would like to present you with a Patriotic Quilt in memory of your loved one, Marshall. Please contact us if you are interested. 478-552-6388
e-mail johnnytanner@bellsouth.net"
Brenda Tanner, Clerk Smyrna Baptist Church of Deepstep, Georgia

"Not forgotten Marshall.
My heart still aches from your loss."

You are a friend that is greatly missed. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and the impact you had on me, my family, the platoon and the world. I miss your friendship and I pray your family is doing well in your absence. You and your family will always be in my prayers. On days like Memorial Day I am filled with a great sadness in knowing that you aren't with your family even though I am with mine. I will always cherish the memories of the good times and laughs that we had. I know that anyone who had the chance to get to know you and knows of your passing misses having you around. You will never be forgotten my friend. May God bless your family.
(Former ACP 2001-2005)"
Christopher Pugh of Fayetteville, NC

"SPC Edgerton,

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you this Memorial weekend. I'm also sending my prayers for Amy and the kids.

God Bless.."
CPT Dean of FT Knox, KY

It's been sometime now that you have been gone. There isen't a day that goes by that I don't think about what happened. I know that the other guys from ACP feel the same way. Things changed so much after you left us. I hate to say it now, but I think the platoon died with you on that day. We're all off doing other things now, but I know that we all wish we could go back to easier days. Like playin opfor whoopin on Bravo Company. Those were good times. We were on top of the world. Thanks for the memories bro, your the only guy I knew to rhino line your whole truck. You would think Seargent Major would have left you a message huh??? But I guess he dosen't leave anything...Just takes. You know what I mean...ACP ALLSTARS RIP"
FMR SGT Burton, Derick S. of Des Moines, IA USA

"I knew Specialist Edgerton in Afghanistan (I was his Battalion Executive Officer) and in Iraq. I was a couple hundred meters away on the day he was killed. I would like any loved ones or friends of his who read this to know that I thought he was truly an outstanding soldier and a great person. During one mission in Afghanistan, he drove our command and control vehicle and operated the communications systems. I remember he and I spent about an hour trying to cross a small stream with this vehicle in time to load it on a helicopter and fly out, but we couldn't find a place to cross. We ended up laughing together while he drove and I waded through the water trying to push the vehicle across. He seemed to have a great commitment to his job, a good heart and a strong spirit. I am very sorry that he is no longer with us. The heartfelt words spoken at his Memorial Service and the obvious sympathy of those that knew him will remain with me forever. I know that my children are far safer in this world because of the proud service and sacrifice of Specialist Edgerton. Thank you."
Major Doug DeLancey of Washington D.C.

"SPC Edgerton you will be sorley missed. I remember talking to you in the mess hall in Ramadi and hearing you tell me your plans when you get out. We all miss you. We will never forget you. Airbone All The Way!"
SFC Washington Leonard. of A co 82d Signal BN, FT Bragg NC.

"I would like to thank all of you that have written a message about your fellow soldier and friend, Marshall. We read the messages often. This is one of the things that helps Fred and I with our loss of our son. I wish that I could tell you all that it is getting easier but that would be a lie. We miss Marshall so much. He was such a great son. He believed in his family, he believed in his country, and he believed in JESUS. I'm sure if there is a wrestling team in Heaven....Marshall is on it. I would like for all of you to think of Marshall every now and then through out your life. Remember ....it is not the way Marshall died that made him a hero...It is the way he lived that made him a HERO. Please email me anytime....ginny105@alltel.net
Take care and keep writing PLEASE.
Ginny Edgerton"
ginny edgerton of rocky face, ga.

"I never met Spc. Marshall L Edgerton but I wear a bracelet with his name in honor of being one of the many that protected and died for our country as well as freedom in the world. My sympathies to the family. He will not be forgotten."
Lynne of Roswell, Georgia

"It's been a year since your sacrifice and I have thought of you often, Marshall. I thanked you at my recent change of command for selflessly giving more than any other paratrooper in our unit. I miss you very much and continue to pray for the family you left behind. God bless you!"
CPT Mike Dean of Macomb, IL

When I go fishing, watch college football or straight sucken at some training event, I look deep down inside and tell myself how lucky am to have been with a man like you. You drive me, help keep my honest, right and strive to be a fisherman like you. I you were a good friend, father and husband and you just bump into them type of people that often. God Bless all of your family this season."
Lonnie and Angelica Null of Fayetteville, NC

"To my buddy and friend Edge, Over the last year I have truly missed your pressence. I will never forget the time you and I spent 3 days putting the steps on my truck, "that was a hard job, we had fun doing it though". I will also never forget the day you slung mud all over my truck while doing dohnuts at the pit. In Iraq you taught me many wresting moves by placing me in all of them, lol. I love you brother. I will never forget you!!!"
SGT Miller, Tarique of D BLOCK, 82nd SIgnal

"Thank you for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"To one signal soldier to another, we all hurt when one of our brothers are KIA we will never forget your sacrafice and we will continue to fight so your death will not be in vain thank you for your service ----Air Assualt/Airborne"
5th Group Special Forces of Iraq

"This old paratrooper will never forget the brotherhood of the greatest division in the world. Although I never ran across Edgerton my heart still hurts for my brother. May you rest in peace."
Anthony of Denver, CO

"I came upon this website by accident, and am touched at the beautiful messages from all the people. I am so sorry that this hero had to pay the ultimate price for his country. I am looking at his picture and my heart is full. Thank you, Marshall.
S.C. in San Diego, CA"
S.C. of San Diego, CA

"Sergeant Edge,

I will never forget you. While in Afghanistan, you not only taught Nick and I the technical aspects of our job but also what it means to be a soldier. Discipline, dedication, and honor to duty is what you showed us. We where brand new guys to the unit and you weren't even in charge of us, but you always made sure that we were taken care of.Thanks for all memories, laughs, and oysters. You will always be in our hearts. May God bless you and your family."
SGT David B. Ponce of 1-504th PIR Combat Commo Platoon, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

"Marshall Edgerton,

My wife and I offer our most sincere gratitude for the sacrifice that you made for this country. Our broken hearts go out to your wife and children. The terrorists who continue to threaten our freedom can never prevail as long as heros like you stand in our defense. God bless you."
Tom Johnson of Boston

"I happened to choose at random Specialist Marshall L. Edgerton's name from a basket full of names at our church to remember this Memorial Day. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and deep and sincere admiration for so awesome a sacrifice. May God blesss and keep you and your family"
Anthony De Maso & Family of Albany,NY/Albany Co.

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

"Men such as this one is why our nation and the world can always have hope.
They are far and few these days.
A real Hero!!!!"
Marty Hubbs

"The Edgerton Family,
When we think of you guys we think of the way you were always giving. At work you always gave my husband the satisfaction that the job would be done right if he gave the "mission" to you. We have come to your house several times and even if it was only for five minutes you always "gave" us something whether it be coffee, some of your specialty dip, even the aloe vera plant-which I will come back to later. You have given us a lot of good times and memories while camping and letting us spend time with you and your family. You have now even given your life for the rest of the U.S. to live free. Your family is truly one of the most giving. I did not water the aloe plant for three months and it still was alive, but turning brown. I started to take care of it when I found out what had happened to you. I cut the brown edges off the plant and it did weep, but the plant is fully green again. Your family is a resemblance of that plant. Their "Edge" has been taken away, but I know they will grow strong because what you have given to them and the rest of the U.S. It is now our turn to give if you guys need anything. We will NEVER forget ALL that you have GIVEN us!!!!!"
SFC Lonnie and Angelica Null of 1-504 RED DEVILS FT. BRAGG NC


"Marshall your presence is forever in my mind. I feel so much sorrow for the ones you left behind. My husband struggles with thoughts of letting you down. You were the one I always counted on to have his back, I knew as long as he was with you it was ok. Now a new day has come,and his heart so is heavy, I can't thank you enough for bringing him home. You have made him into the father he is today, he follows your example becasue you paved the way.

(I know that this may be jumbled, but my thoughs are rushing together I hope all can understand it)

Thank you Edge"
Vache' Brooks of Raeford, NC

""To the Edgerton Family"
If there is anything i could do for your family never hesitate to ask. Marshall will never be forgotton. I will never forget the times i went to N.C. and we all went camping, to the beach, and hanged out at the McCraw's house. Those memorize will always been in my heart.
Diana of Chino, CA

"To the loved ones left behind,
I hope you know that the McCraw family is here for you and there is never to much that you can ask from us. The Edgerton's were like family, and still are. The cook outs, camping, beach and hiking trips will never be forgotten."
McCraw of Fort Bragg North Carolinia

"We will ALWAYS remember the time that you lost your husband, father, son, brother and friend. Marshall will NEVER be forgotten and your family will forever remembered by name in our prayers."
Spc. & Mrs. Marc Robinson of A Co., 82nd Signal, Fort Bragg, NC

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

"To Marshall's family, may we wish you our prayers. Marshall was and is a hero in every sense of the word. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. Thank you for your difficult sacrifice to make the world a better place. The other families of Alpha Company think of you often and wish you all the best. God Bless."
Cpt and Mrs. Dean of Ft. Bragg, NC

"In memory of Sgt. Marshall Edgerton, you will live on in all of our hearts until we see each other again."

"As I ponder the love
that I saw in his eyes,
A Godly love,
given without compromise....
I recall many times
that he stood by my side,
And prodded me
on with great vigor and pride.
His voice ever confident,
firm and yet fair,
Always speaking with patience,
tenderness and care.

The power and might
of his hands was so sure,
I knew there was nothing
we couldn't endure.
It's true,
a few others provided insight,
Yet, he laid the foundation
that kept me upright.

He's the grandest of men
to have lived on this earth,
Although he's not royal
by stature or birth.
He's a man of great dignity,
honor and strength.
His merits are noble,
and of admirable length.
He's far greater
than all other men that I know,
He's my Dad, he's my mentor,
my friend and hero.

~ By Debbie Hinton Young"

"SPC. Edgerton:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely and safely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To Spc. Edgerton's family: Michael and I wanted to extend our deepest sympathy about your loss. Michael is in Alpha company and was deployed with him. He was present (and I believe he spoke) at the memorial they held over in Iraq. You are in our prayers."
Sgt. and Mrs. Michael Gonzales of Fort Bragg, NC

"To the family and friends of Marshall L. Edgerton. I was saddend beyond words to find out about Marshall. My name is Chris L. Cooper and I knew Marshall at Northwest High School. I am too in the U.S. Army and I salute Marshall for being a true hero who stood for everyting that is good and worth standing up for. I only hope that my prayers and words can help you all over this dificult and trying time. May god bless bless you all."
Chris Cooper of Osan, Korea

"Thank you Marshall Edgerton, 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 SPC. Marshall Lane Edgerton.
Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief.
We are deeply saddened of the loss of a great friend and a true Hero. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Family and friends.
God Bless Marshall for having the courage to sacrifice his own life to make this country a safer place for his family and ours."
Matt Key and Family of Calhoun,GA USA

"To the family and friends of Spc. Marshall Edgerton:
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 Marshall 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 Spc. Marshall Edgerton:
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 Marshall, 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