Amy and I just learned of Ed's passing and we want to convey our deepest condolences. Ed and Mark Milliken are the reason I am still in the Navy and Amy and I will never forget the love and kindness that we felt as members of the Bluetail Wardroom under Ed's and your leadership. It was wonderful to see you again in Newport and to have Ed come down for my Change of Command in 2003. The Hawkeye Community has lost one of its best, but his legacy will live on. I am truly humbled to have served with Ed, and I wish you, Jeannine, Joanie, and Sean all of the best. You were blessed with a wonderful husband and father, and those of us that were mentored by him are better Officers because of him. We will surely miss him. God Bless.