Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
To my best friend, who will always live in my heart!
I have so many good memories of you and me living in the same house on Arlington Ave, going to Barringer, hanging on the corner, your mom (I loved her!), your Dad, your brothers Louis and Antonio, and of you being such a nice, quiet, and good person!
Do you remember Ray Martino, Ray D'mato, Jack Schrade and me promising that we would join the Marines after we graduated? Well, you and Ray Martino fulfilled your promise. I graduated a half year later and ended up going into the Navy. Jack went into the National Guard.
When I was stationed in Japan, I got a letter from my Mom, who really loved you, telling me what happened to you on that hill!
The first thing I did when I got back to Newark, Dec. 23rd,1967, is I took a taxi from the airport to the corner, knelt down and kissed the concrete and then went to your house to say how sorry I was. It was very emotional....you were killed just that Spring. and it was two days before Christmas. I spent the night talking to your parents and family. It was very sad for all of us.
Thank you, Eddie, for what you gave all of us!
And Glenn Brewster, my friend from early childhood, thank you!
Also, thank you Ray Martino, I know only know a little of what you lived with, but I know what I know, you were living in Hell! Thank you for being my friend, I'm so happy you hav a loving family.
and my brother, Bobbie, who also suffured for many years of Agent Orange poisoning and the mental BS of Viet Nam.
May all you Warriers be Blessed!
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To Put A Face With A Name
Dear Edwin, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for our country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, Edwin, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
I really MISS HIM.---- GOD Blesses the good.