Captain James C. Edge, VMI Class of 1996

 edgewebLEXINGTON, Va., April 15, 2005 ­ Marine Capt. James C. Edge, a 1996 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was killed in action in Al-Ramadi, Iraq, Thursday.

Details on the circumstances of his death were not immediately available. 

A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Capt. Edge, 31, earned a bachelor's degree in international studies while at VMI. In addition, he was, a cadre corporal as a 3rd Classman; a sergeant as a 2nd Classman; and executive officer of Alpha Company as a 1st Classman. He was also a member of the Rat Disciplinary Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Krissy, and two daughters, Helena and Rachel, of San Clemente, Calif.; his father, James Edge of Knotts Island, N.C.; and his mother, Janice T. Whorton of Norfolk, Va.

Funeral arrangements are not available at this time.

Capt. Edge is sixth VMI graduate to die in Iraq.


A memorial service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., April 25, at the chapel at Naval Air Station Oceana. Naval Air Station Oceana lies16 miles East of Norfolk but within the city limits of Virginia Beach, Va. Your first approach to the Air Station is from Interstate 64 East or West. From 64, take 264 East to First Colonial Road. Proceed on First Colonial past Virginia Beach Blvd. First Colonial becomes Oceana Blvd. Follow Oceana Blvd for the next 4 miles passing the Oceana Stables. The next right will be Tomcat Blvd., which leads to the main gate.

A funeral with full military honors is scheduled for 3 p.m., April 26, at Arlington National Cemetery.