Remembering Army Spc. Jason K. Edens

Jason was born in Nashville. He graduated from Franklin High School. He met Ashley at ETSU. Then he joined the Army.

Jason and Ashley married and moved to Ft. Bliss. Jason had a boxer, Charlie. He rode motorcycles, played tennis. Jason and Ashley planned a formal wedding after he returned from Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Jason K. Edens was an infantry mortar soldier. At Laghman Province Afghanistan on April 15, 2012, his unit came under small arms fire. He was shot in the head while returning to a vehicle to get mortar. He was flown to Germany then Walter Reed but the wound was fatal. Jason died when 22 years old, eleven days after he’d been shot.

His funeral processional cut through Franklin. The town froze as long parade of motorcycles, police, and vehicles slowly, loudly, and deafeningly silently halted traffic for about a half hour as Jason’s friends, family, and a massive, powerful line of motorcycles moved slowly by. Bystanders and pedestrians stopped, stood at attention.

Today, as we remember all sacrifices, we single out Jason. Take a few minutes and read more about him here. He was and is the best of us. –The NSWX Team

Memorial Day will be beautiful. Dry and high temps just barely reaching 80°. Can’t ask for too much better.

Tuesday we warm up and rain chances return.

HRRR model (above) shows the best time for Wattery chances during the evening and continuing overnight.

Wattery chances will continue daily throughout the week. Best rain chances will be Wednesday and Thursday as a mositure axis drifts over our area.

High temps will reach the 90 degree mark by late week. Thankfully dewpoints will stay in the low to mid 60’s, so it won’t be untolerable.

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