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Donald E. Edwards
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Edwards during his tenure as adjutant general of Vermont
Born (1937-06-15)June 15, 1937
Bellows Falls, Vermont, U.S.
Died August 16, 2018(2018-08-16) (aged 81)
South Bristol, Maine, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1959–1997
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit United States Army Armor Branch
U.S. Army Transportation Corps
Commands held 413th Supply and Service Battalion
Vermont National Guard
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Other work Member, Vermont House of Representatives
Staff assistant, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders

Major General Donald E. "Don" Edwards (June 15, 1937 – August 16, 2018) was an American general and civil servant. He was the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont. Edwards was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

He as the senior uniformed officer in the state and responsible for the organization, training and equipping of nearly 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard.

From 1975 to 1981, he was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat.

His position as Adjutant General also included appointment as Inspector General and Quartermaster General, and head of the State Military Department, including the Veterans Affairs office.

Edwards served as President of the Adjutants General Association of the United States and was a Vice President of the National Guard Association of the United States.

Edwards lived in South Bristol, Maine and Ashburn, Virginia. He died on August 16, 2018 in South Bristol from respiratory failure at the age of 81.

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