His fondest service memory is helping rescue a lieutenant who was shot in the back during a fierce battle during World War II.
His crew lost their small boat during the rescue mission and had to dig a foxhole in the beach.
"We had 13 bullet holes in the boat," Edward said. "Thirteen was a lucky number then I guess. We were lucky to have got out of there alive."
When they got back to the main boat, Edward said his captain had a shot of whiskey waiting.
Edwin served more than two years on the USS Essex aircraft carrier ship. His service took him into 18 battles.
"Nobody believes you can be in that many battles aboard a ship, but you can," Edwin said.
Edwin spent much of his service in the Pacific. He recalls traveling north toward Vietnam when his ship began to shake and the captain came over the loud speaker to tell the crew they were being fired on by the enemy.
"We bomb those islands till they didn't have anything left on them," Edwin said.
In 90 years, the two have witnessed a lot.
"Last night I went over all the things they have witnessed in their life," Denise said. "It's just crazy what they have experienced."
Both twins, who still reside in the Charleston area, were extremely surprised by the party and everyone who attended. About 20 family members attended the dinner, with eight traveling from Alabama.
"It's unimaginable to get all these people together," Edwin said.
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