Lonnie Edwards was born in Madison County, Alabama on December 6th 1942. He attended high school at a local school in Madison County. He had basic training at Fort Rally Camp before being sent over to Vietnam. After he came back from Vietnam he went to trade school at JF Drake in Huntsville and worked with PPJN Industries. He married and had children and later got divorced and remarried. They are both retired and living in Madison County.
Davis, Ashley, "Lonnie Edwards Oral History" (2015). Vietnam. 7.