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December 06, 2013
One Year gone by , Love ya Sis
December 17, 2012
Dear Helm Family,
Sorry for your loss. Ed was my boss at Laneco, and was quite a man. He and my husband had the Marine Corp. in common. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
December 16, 2012
To the Helm family,
you have our deepest sympathy for a kind,gentle,and generous man who will be truly missed by all his friends at the Flea's club. God will be receiving a great human being.
December 15, 2012
God bless Ed's soul. Our prayers to the family and all who befriended him.
From Jean & Greg Talbott
December 14, 2012
Ed, Mary, Rachel and Charlie,
Your Father was a great man, I had many great talks with him over the years working at Laneco, and many great memories. He will surely be missed.
My deepest sympathies to you all.
December 14, 2012
Ed IV and family, I had the pleasure of working with Ed for years. I will remember him well as a tough guy with a huge heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. My condolences.
December 14, 2012
To the Helm Family,

God made Ed in His image. A man of integrity, courgage, comfort, humility,
honor, and a twinkle in his eye for good times with friends and family.

I met Ed online when I was researching the death of L/CPL Mark McLaughlin - KIA-Vietnam. For years we emailed back and forth. We learned we were only a few miles apart in Vietnam near Hill 55. We were supposed to meet in NH a few years ago but my schedule would not allow it.

On behalf of the 101st Airborne Division (Vietnam).........Semper Fi, Ed. A valiant Marine we proudly call our brother and friend!!

Father Roger E. Sargent
December 13, 2012
Ed (IV) and family - So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great person and will be missed.
December 13, 2012
Eddie, Mary, Rachel, Charlie, very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Ed was a very kind, generous, and giving man. He loved you all very much, he was very devoted to his family, friends, work, and we are all thankful for his service to our country. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He was so proud of all of them and loved spending time with them. I remember all the fun times at your house with Mary, and Ed, and all of you. I would run home down the dark alley at night from 9th st to 8th st. All the sleepovers, parties, and special occasions together. He is with Mary now, and I'm sure my parents have welcomed him with open arms. Much love and prayers to you all at this time of sorrow. Love all of you...
Darlene Yost and family
December 13, 2012
Ed Helm:
Simply stated, Ed was a great man. Of all the adjectives to describe his nature, magnanimous is top of the list. He always greeted with a cheer, and imparted the feeling that you were a welcomed friend; no matter how your day, or his, was going. His generosity, kindness, love, and loyalty were boundless. I am honored to have known the man. I shall miss you, my friend....
To his family, I can only offer my deepest, heart-felt condolences. Though I miss him very much, I know he is alive in our hearts, at peace, and with his beloved Mary.
December 13, 2012
Simply stated, Ed was a great man. Of all the adjectives to describe his nature, magnanimous is top of the list. He always greeted with a cheer, and imparted the feeling that you were a welcomed friend; no matter how your day, or his, was going. His love, kindness and loyalty were boundless. I am honored to have known the man. I shall miss you, my friend. To his family, I can only offer my deepest, heart-felt condolences. Though I miss him very much, I know he is alive in our hearts, at peace, and with his beloved Mary.
December 13, 2012
To the Helm family, I am so sorry to here about ED. I worked with Ed at Laneco. He was a great guy. He always spoke highly of his family and especially his wife. Ed was a tuff Marine who loved his family and his country. I will miss him.
December 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 13, 2012
Poppy you were a great companion when it came to watching the kids. Rest in peace. My condolences to the Helm family.
December 13, 2012
Eddie & the Helm Family, My deepest sympathy to you all. He was a great boss at Laneco. He was my "strong arm" when my son passed away. Always had time to give me support. He was taken much too soon, but heaven has added another angel. May our Lord give you comfort through this difficult time.
December 12, 2012
My deepest condolences to his family and to all of us who knew him. He was a blessing in all of our lives and he shall be remembered.
December 12, 2012
Ed, Charlie, Rachael, Mary and all your families: I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was not only my boss at Laneco, but he was a dear friend. Judy Audenried
December 12, 2012
To the Helm Family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy on your loss. I worked with Ed for many years at Laneco, and we shared many laughs & good times. I can see from looking at the entries in the guest book, that Ed had his #1 family, his Marine family, and his Laneco family, and we will all miss him.
December 11, 2012
Charlie, Ed & Family: So sorry to hear of Ed's passing...my heart goes out to you all. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers. I will always remember the fun times up at your parents house...they were such great people...always made you feel so welcomed in their house. Lots of good memories! Your mom & dad are together now finally....I know your dad missed your mom so much, the flowers he sent her each month showed it. May all the memories you have get you through this tough time...God will get you through this hard time also. May God Watch over you & Bless You Always. Take care & know I'm thinking of you at this time.
December 11, 2012
To the Helm Children, my dear cousins.....
So many memories growing up down the alley from all of you. We really enjoyed life with our parents. Your Dad was a fine, caring, and proud man. He loved his family more than life itself and showed all of you a great life.
One memory I would like to share is this.....3am in the morning and this car comes speeding up to the side of my car beeping and yelling, it was Ed and Mary!! Ed insisted for me and my girlfriend to come to his house for "Lobster!!" We went and never laughed so much while eating that delicious lobster. That was your dad, always full of life, living life grand. Prayers are going out for all of you and we all know he is dancing with your mom and my Mom and Dad (aunt Melvene and uncle Joe) are right there beside them......We love you all xoxo
December 11, 2012
Semper Fi, combat Marine brother. You know the drill, guard the gates of Heaven well. Condolences to your family, you are added to our prayers.
Hayward Harrington
December 11, 2012
To Ed Helms family, So sad to here that Ed passed away. Ed and I both graduated from Easton High in Class of 66. Ed's mother was a very special person to all of us from Faith Lutheran
Church. All those who went to Vietnam from church she wrote to and called us her sons. Ed and I served also on the Youth Group at Faith Lutheran and Ed was the President and me the Vice President. When I came home from Vietnam in August of 68, I found out that Ed was wounded very badly over there. He suffered from not only the wounds but the effects of the War itself. He was a brother to me and I will miss him. I met Ed for the first time since Vietnam at the Kokomo Vietnam Veterans Reuion and we embraced like old times. We had a long talk and he told me that he was suffering from his wounds and PTSD. Ed was truly a hero to me for what he did.
I am sadden at the loss. Another Vietnam Veteran dies early at age 64.
To his family I say never forget his sacrifice for Country. We will all be with you brother (soon). God Bless
Bruce Wesley Class of 66 US Army
December 11, 2012
To Ed's family I extend my deepest sympathy. Ed was a close friend and I will miss him. In comfort, he is now with Mary.
Charlie Eichenberg
December 11, 2012
Uncle Butch was a living angel while he was here and will continue to be from above, we love you and will miss you much...RIP
December 11, 2012
Eddie and I spent my leave before Vietnam together. He was a great buddy. He got to Nam during my last months there. From one Marine to another, "Semper Fi". You will be fondly remembered! -Bob Sandt
December 11, 2012
I am sorry to learn of your loss I worked with Ed he was a good man, he loved his family very much. He will be missed by many, his family are in my prays and thoughts.
December 11, 2012
I recently receive this remembrance from one of Ed's Combat Marine Brothers and thought it belonged here. It shows a little of what kind of man he was..
Ed was one of the bravest Marines I served with in Viet Nam. He always volunteered to take the point on every patrol I accompanied him on. I was with him in December of 1966, the day he got his first of three Purple Hearts. He was on point, as was his normal position, and jumping across a creek bed he landed on a bed of 3 foot long punjii sticks. He somehow managed to miss all but one which caught him on the side of his neck. One inch to the left and it would have been Ed's last PH. The area near Hill 55 where we were serving was notorious for Viet Cong booby traps of all sorts. A month later I was seriously injured by an explosive booby trap that eventually caused me to be shipped to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
In Feb 1967 Ed was on a "country fair" operation and got a piece of metal shrapnel in the nose, just missing his eye. PH #2.
Near the end of Feb Ed was a member of a squad that went on a "search and destroy" mission. He and his fireteam buddies had two Viet Cong trapped in a tunnel. One VC came out of the tunnel complex behind him and opened fire on Ed hitting him in the chest and both arms. PH#3.
In March of 1967, Ed's mother came to visit me at the Naval Hospital and told me that Ed sends his greetings from his bed on the floor below me! We got to spend some time together as we recovered from our battle wounds and made plans for life after Viet Nam.
We lost contact with each other and it wasn't until 30 years later that I made contact with Ed through his website, Alpha Company, 1st Bn, 26th Marines at
www.marzone.com/marinehelm/EH126.htm
Ed was a good man, a good friend and will never be forgotten. He is now with his beloved wife Mary. Oh the joy!
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers,
For he today that sheds his blood with me,
Shall be my brother."
Wm Shakespeare, Henry V
December 11, 2012
For All His Marines who wrote and emailed his sister, and ALL Marines, thanks so much . from his sister, Shayne
December 10, 2012
Ed was one of the bravest Marines I served with in Viet Nam. He always volunteered to take the point on every patrol I accompanied him on. I was with him in December of 1966, the day he got his first of three Purple Hearts. He was on point, as was his normal position, and jumping across a creek bed he landed on a bed of 3 foot long punjii sticks. He somehow managed to miss all but one which caught him on the side of his neck. One inch to the left and it would have been Ed's last PH. The area near Hill 55 where we were serving was notorious for Viet Cong booby traps of all sorts. A month later I was seriously injured by an explosive booby trap that eventually caused me to be shipped to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
In Feb 1967 Ed was on a "country fair" operation and got a piece of metal shrapnel in the nose, just missing his eye. PH #2.
Near the end of Feb Ed was a member of a squad that went on a "search and destroy" mission. He and his fireteam buddies had two Viet Cong trapped in a tunnel. One VC came out of the tunnel complex behind him and opened fire on Ed hitting him in the chest and both arms. PH#3.
In March of 1967, Ed's mother came to visit me at the Naval Hospital and told me that Ed sends his greetings from his bed on the floor below me! We got to spend some time together as we recovered from our battle wounds and made plans for life after Viet Nam.
We lost contact with each other and it wasn't until 30 years later that I made contact with Ed through his website, Alpha Company, 1st Bn, 26th Marines at
www.marzone.com/marinehelm/EH126.htm
Ed was a good man, a good friend and will never be forgotten. He is now with his beloved wife Mary. Oh the joy!
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers,
For he today that sheds his blood with me,
Shall be my brother."
Wm Shakespeare, Henry V
December 10, 2012
Sending prayers and hugs to the family right now we had many good times at your house on 9th street growing up as kids. Your Dad always had us laughing and was always smiling. He is now with his wife in peace. God bless you all.!!
December 10, 2012
I was only lucky enough to know Ed for the last few years but it took no time to realize he was a great guy who loved to laugh and loved his country. He will be missed!
December 10, 2012
Deepest condolances to all of the family. We will miss him soo much. Butch touched all of our hearts in a very special way. He will continue to live in our hearts. Now he is with Jesus, his wife Mary, and our family members who have gone before us. He will be waiting for us at the Pearly Gates when it is our time. God bless and comfort all the hearts he touched.
December 10, 2012
Butch thanks for all you done for us. We will miss you very much.
December 10, 2012
Ed will be greatly missed.He leaves a strong impact on me and my family.Many, many happy times on our block.I know he is not lonely anymore.I will miss him driving by the house with his flags flying and always stopping to give a kiss.Give Mary a hug for me Ed!
December 10, 2012
Uncle butch you will be missed so very much by me and my family. I know you are in a good place now with aunt mary. I still remember when you took me to the beach i will always remember that as a great memory. Love and miss you.
December 10, 2012
Ed was a wonderful person, and we're going to miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love,
December 10, 2012
I worked with Ed at Laneco. My deepest sympathy to his family. He was one great person, Ann Illick
December 10, 2012
Shane and Family sorry to hear about Butch he now has his wings and is in a better place then all of us. Iwill miss all his e mails. Our prayers are with all. Love From Lydia, Dick and Family also Linda and Bob Savitz
December 10, 2012
Shayne, I am so sorry.
December 10, 2012
My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Cousin "Butch" always had a kind word for everyone. Our veterans were blessed to have had him in their ranks. May God grant unto to him eternal peace and comfort, to all who mourn his passing.
December 10, 2012
To Shayne and the entire family, we are sorry for your loss. Shayne we use to live down the corner in West Easton, Shirley and Dick Jones
December 10, 2012
Always a kind word or a funny story. You couldn't spend 5 minutes with Ed without laughing and smiling. You will truly be missed my friend.

Rich Sorensen
December 10, 2012
Miss your calls everyday already , love ya Shayne
December 10, 2012
TO EDDY, CHARLIE, MARY, AND RACHEL.

SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. YOUR DAD AND MOM WERE VERY NICE PEOPLE WE HAD GREAT TIMES AT THE 9TH ST. PICNICS.

JANET AND MARVIN FRANKENFIELD
PUNTA GORDA, FL..
December 10, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Helm family. I knew Eddie from school and graduated with him. He will always be remembered.
December 10, 2012
My deep sympathy to his immediate and extended family. Ed was one of a kind - gracious, generous and thoughtful to everyone with whom he came in contact. For everyone who knew and cared about him, there is a void in our lives. We are all better people because Ed was part of our lives!!
December 10, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go out to our son-in-law Charlie and the entire family and friends of "Poppy". He was a kind and giving person who will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
December 10, 2012
Farewell Brother Marine,thank you for all you have done for our country, and your fellow veterans, your country, your family, and friends im sure are very proud of you SEMPER FI Joe Alercia USMC 1959-1965
December 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,,,We are so very sorry for your loss,, Sincerely, Brenda and Phil Kutz
December 10, 2012
To Ed's family, I want to send our deepest symphony. I knew Ed through his love of his Brother Veterans. We shared many e-mails along with his many other veteran friends. It is always hard to say good by to someone like Ed but he is with his Mary now and we will miss him..
December 10, 2012
In my 40 plus years of knowing Ed, I can truly say I have never met a better person. Family, friends and Marine Corps, he knew how to keep things in perspective.
December 10, 2012
A great friend for 43 years, a great person and will be missed by his friends and especially his family.
December 10, 2012
Ed, the Commandant called, and you answered the final Roll. Now you are at rest with your dear Mary. You will be missed until we meet again dear friend. Semper Fi!
December 10, 2012
Our sympathy to the whole family. Butchy was a great man who would do anything for anyone. He is now in Heaven with his Mary and his Aunt Doris who always said he was her favorite Nephew.
December 10, 2012
Baby Brother, Love You , Your at peace now. I will miss the calls 2 times a day since 2007, as i promised i will be there .
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