Soldier From Franklin Dies After Injury In Afghanistan
Spc. Jason K. Edens
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - The military said a 22-year-old soldier from Franklin has died from his wounds suffered in Afghanistan earlier this month.
The Department of Defense said Friday that Spc. Jason K. Edens died on Thursday in Bethesda, Maryland. He was injured April 15 in Laghman province, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with small arms fire.
Edens was an infantryman assigned to the 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Edens graduated from Franklin High School in 2007 and enlisted in the Army in January 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Ashley Edens of Elizabethton; his mother Janet Crane of Phoenix City, Alabama; and his father James Edens of Franklin.
His family said private funeral arrangements were pending.
Edens will posthumously receive the Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal during a private service.