I keep coming back to this website in disbelief, hoping and praying that this sad and unfortunate news is not about my friend Eddie. I can't explain how grateful I am to God that Eddie was introduced into my life. He was a person with a heart of gold, very kind to others and would always have your back if ever needed. Like all people, we have our flaws. Regardless of this fact, his traits of “Honor”, “Courage” and “Commitment” would always stand out. I can only remember the great times I shared with him and our family/friends. He brought so much joy to all that had the pleasure of meeting him and brought much pride to his family name by honorably defending and serving his country in the U.S.M.C. Men like him provide all Americans the freedoms that we enjoy and sometimes take for granted. He was a true leader of Marines and our Corps has grown a little weaker with his passing. So many memories, regrets and appreciation I have and still not enough time to explain to him how much he meant to me. I pray that God will bless his family and friends during this time of mourning and hope that his children know that their father was a great man. I will rest peaceful at night knowing that Toby and Eddie are taking post at heavens gates looking down on us all. Once again, watching our backs…..Rest assured, he will never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis my dear friend, fair winds and following seas.