Edwards, Heywood Lane, LCDR Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1940-1941, USS Reuben James (DD-245)
Service Years
1926 - 1941
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1905
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
San Saba, TX

Casualty Date
Oct 31, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
North Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Command at Sea

 
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1926-1928, 110X, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1928-1931, 110X, USS Reno (CL-96)
  1940-1941, USS Reuben James (DD-245)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1922-1926, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1941-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic/USS Ruben James (DD-245)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
born at San Saba, Texas, 9 November 1905 and was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1926.
After serving in battleship Florida, cruiser Reno and other ships, he underwent submarine instruction in 1931, served in several submarines, and was assigned to cruiser Detroit in 1935.
 
On 6 April 1942, LCdr. Edwards assumed command of Reuben James, which in March 1941 joined the convoy escort force established to ensure the safe arrival of war materials to Britain.
 
On 23 October 1941, the “Rube” sailed from Argentia, Newfoundland in the escort of convoy HX-156. At about 0525 on 31 October, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-562. Her magazine exploded, and she sank quickly. Of the crew, 44 survived but 115 were lost, including LCdr. Edwards.
   
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