Ed Stewart served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 where he was a tank commander with the 77th Armored Division of the U.S. Army. He was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana and drafted into the United States Army in 1967, after spending some time in college. During the Vietnam War, Stewart was first stationed in Wunder Beach and then operated just south of the DMZ near Leatherneck Square where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for actions in Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam Stewart joined the VFW and American Legion and began his civilian life. Stewart is very proud of his actions and service in Vietnam and hopes his story can impact people for years to come.
Ian Little and Austin Bryant
April 3rd, 2020
Ed describes a time when his tank unit was sent to look for the enemy.
Ed remembers when his tank and his men came under fire from the enemy.
Ed recounts some positive and happy experiences during his service in Vietnam.
Ed talks about visiting the Vietnam Memorial.
Ed describes how his father's military experience influenced him.
Ed standing next to his tank during the Vietnam War.
Tanks fire into the distance.
Ed and the crew of his tank pose for a group photo.
Ed wearing his uniform after coming home from the war.
The tank that Ed was in charge of during his service in the Vietnam war.
A recent photo of Ed Stewart, 2020.