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By Betty Vanderwielen

Edwards Fulfills Obligation to Friends and Neighbors


August 17, 2017

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From his album, a photo of SeaBee Edwards wielding a hot stick, an insulated pole used by linemen to protect themselves from electric shock when they work on energized high-voltage power lines.

SEELEY LAKE – When asked why he joined the military, Seeley Lake resident Scott Edwards answered, "I received a letter informing me 'You have been chosen by your friends and neighbors'." Sixty-five years later he still chuckles at the wording of his draft notice.

Edwards said he had good timing throughout his four-year military career. Starting as a young man digging ditches for the San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Edwards worked his way up to an electrician apprentice, which allowed him temporary draft deferment. While working on his apprenticeship, he joined the Naval Reserve. When...

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