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Edwin Anthony (E.J.) Andino II
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January 18, 2015
Great Soldier. Excellent man.
August 29, 2014
Taps will be sounded for EJ next Wednesday evening at 7PM EST, at his graveside. We will never forget his sacrifice. Gerry Schuck - Bugler, Bugles Across America. Honoring, and never forgetting, America's Heroes.
September 21, 2013
To the family and friends of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino:
Always remembering Edwin. "Some gave all."
September 19, 2012
I just found out the news today. I have heen looking for my friend for ten years and I located all of this today. I am truly saddened by the news. I'm so sorry. There a no words. He was truly blessed, he was the best guitarist and was always a great friend. To his family,if there is anything that I can do, please contact me. Eugene Cook Jr otherwise known as JR. Eugenecookjr@gmail.com. Again,he will be missed.
May 26, 2012
Not forgotton.
April 26, 2012
To the family of E.J. Andino, please know that your loved one is being honored and thought of today. We still thank him and know that he did not die in vane.
September 04, 2011
To the family and friends of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino:
Please accept my remembrance of Edwin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
August 31, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal
sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in
your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the
ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20

A greatful Veteran
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-69
May 28, 2011
My condolences to the family of E.J. I can honestly say that all the memories I have of him are very positive. Though I had not seen him since high school, I can still hear the music he would play. He was a very gifted young man and I can never thank him enough for his sacrifice. You will never be forgotten and may you R.I.P.
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
September 04, 2010
To the family and friends of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino:
Remembering Edwin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
May 14, 2010
I have tried to write here before, but it never went through. I was the girlfriend of EJ at the time he was killed. I just want you to know EJ, you are still missed every single day and you still live in my heart. 2 years after you were killed, I got our tattoo on my back with PREVAIL written at the top. Hard to believe it has almost been 4 years since you left us. I never thought I would be ok without you. I have married Shawn now, and I know you would approve, y'all always got along so well when we all hung out!

Don't ever forget we ALL Love you and Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice you gave us All
March 16, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
January 13, 2009
My name to Dino is SGT Waters. I was one of his instructors at Fort Knox during Basic. Between the rest of the instructors at Knox and myself, we had all remembered him and his drive. He made an impression that way, by action.

I also went with him to Germany in 2006. I ran into him and the others from his training unit in Schweinfurt. We ended up in the same battalion, 1-77, though different companies. I remember seeing him around in garrison and talking to him if only for a brief time. I remember just before he left for Iraq talking to him about his home and family. He had just been promoted and was asking about what to do to keep advancing.

When I was in Kuwait, he was up in Baghdad with SGT Merrill and A Company. Soon after we arrived in Kuwait was when we (Groves, Edd, Hudgens, Warford and myself) heard what had happened. Between those guys, all from that same basic training unit, and myself, we had a hard moment. Our brother who charged first was gone.

There was a fine memorial in Kuwait for him, I can still remember it vivdly. I still to this day have the memorial brochure, and would like to pass it to the family if they would want it. To me, he was a little brother, a student, and a fine man. It is all I knew of him, the Soldier. A fine one he is still.

"Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddlers' Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen.
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green..."

- Fiddlers' Green, A Cavalryman's Poem

See you there, little brother.
December 13, 2008
Dino,
This is way past due, That dark day will shadow the MADDAWGS forever.
You were a true soldier and hero, Soon we will sit at the same table and tip some back. Youll never be forgotten
- Dawg 8 out
November 29, 2008
Dino,
This is long overdue brother. It was an honor and privilege to serve next to you. That day was a sad and dark day for the Mad Dawg platoon. I want you to know that you are missed greatly and will never be forgotten. Like I told Jason, we’ll meet up again and have that drink.
September 03, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Edwin, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
August 09, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino:
Edwin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 01, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pvt Andino!
May 06, 2008
To the family and friends of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
November 05, 2007
My deepestest sympathy for the lost of your son. No words can give you comfort for only having your son will do that but I hope you know that your pain is felt by all and we wish to bring you comfort in a form of a quilt. My name is Betty Nielsen and I'm the founder of Freedom Quilts my website is www.freedomquilts.net and my email is debeniel@ncn.net We as a country stand united and hope that you will know that you are not alone. Prayers are always said day and night for the families that are going through the pain that you are going through. Please know that we do care and we do know that we have freedom only because of man like your son. My you found comfort in knowing that we do care and are very proud of the young man you brought into this world and the great job you did raising him. Take care and I hope when you recieve your quilt that you will wrap yourself in your quilt and feel the love that was put into your quilt. A friend if you ever need one.
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
September 08, 2007
We love and miss you E.J. and theres no day where i dont think about you. its been a year and you are still in our thoughts and you will remain in our hearts forever.
your boys are almost home too... about 70 more days. even though you are not gonna be on the same flight with them i know you will be there to welcome them home.
thank you for watching over everybody!

Love

Jenny
August 16, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 31, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pvt Andino and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
May 28, 2007
My much-missed nephew. They dedicated the bridge on 522 in Culpeper to you today, EJ. I missed your wise-cracks, and your mother was in a pretty good place today. She still has very difficult days, but most are improving. She is beginning to grasp the fact that you went 100 miles per hour at everything...or it wasn't worth your time. I miss you everyday, but today was particularly hard for me. I love you and I miss you, and I'll see you on the other side, soldier.
April 03, 2007
u died alongside my friend jason merrill. i am sure u were friends and confident he made u laugh every day. the families and friends of the fallen are scattered throughout this land. we don't know eachother but we share the same pain. my love and prayers to your family and friends. may we all find comfort in knowing that they didn't leave this world alone, but as brothers in honor.
February 02, 2007
“Soldier”
Written to Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history, we pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go
December 05, 2006
I am a Co-Chair for the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project and we would like to present your family with a quilt in honor of E. J. Please contact me at debelam1@aol.com, via phone at 804-794-6364. We have presented 26 quilts to the families of Virginia's fallen soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
October 10, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Andino family in the loss of Edwin. I did not know Edwin, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the them many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Edwin you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
September 22, 2006
To the family of EJ Andino: I had the honor of knowing him briefly while I worked at the apartment complex he lived in. I clearly remember the day he came into the rental office to tell us he was leaving and why. He was very proud and his enthusiasm made us all worry a little less.

To his girlfriend; I was in line behind you in 7-11 today when the woman asked if you knew the girl on the front of the Culpeper Citizen. You handled yourself with such grace. I wish you peace, love and healing. You fell in love with a good man...never forget it.
September 19, 2006
Cathy,
I found out about your loss through Bishop at the music store. I haven't seen you since you last worked in Orange. I never had the priviledge of meeting E.J., but I remember you speaking very fondly of him. My father (Tommi Reynolds) thought a lot of him also. Our prayers are with you and your family. Your sweet smile will return soon and particularly as you remember the wonderful memories of your son. Your son was a hero.
Fondly,
Debbie Kerley and Bishop Stearn
September 19, 2006
To the Family of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life. We lost a son 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally, but none of these courageous men and women will be forgotten. They will never be able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your loving memories will help to sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is those wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero. God Bless this courageous soldier and family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
redsandstuff2006@yahoo.com
(Millersville, PA )
September 19, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
September 17, 2006
My sincere condolences to the family of Pvt. Andino. My son knew your son as they served in the same unit.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
September 17, 2006
Our condolences and sympathies go out to E.J.'s family! Great student! Great potential! He gave the ultimate sacrifice for the USA and Iraq ... for this he will be remembered! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-Chester Mummau,
former Wetsel Middle School Assistant Principal
September 15, 2006
Dear Cathy,
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. EJ is a hero.
Sincerely
September 14, 2006
You weren't just a son, nephew, grandson, friend, or boyfriend, you were a soldier. For it is the soldier who salutes the flag, goes off to war and whose flag draped coffin returns so that we may have freedom. You were all of this and more. Thanks for the penny EJ, we are now comforted knowing you are in heaven and are happy. Shalom to your family, may God hold them close during this most trying time.
September 14, 2006
I only remember EJ when he was a little guy.You knew then that he would grow up and make his family proud.I know how he must had touched so many peoples lives.He was a great kid and the apple of his Mom's eye.My prayers go out to the family and espicially Cathy,what a great mom she was to her son.May God bless you.
September 13, 2006
We are so sorry for your loss. E. J. was a good friend and classmate of Noah's. He certainly grew into a wonderful person. Our sincerest prayers and sympathies go out to your family.
September 13, 2006
Ej you will be missed...You were a great guy and i am glad i had the chance to get to know you and call you my friend.
With love Amber
September 13, 2006
EJ, you were out there doing what you wanted to do what was right fighting for your country.I love you dog and will miss your smart comments about me in the kitchen at Rubys.Your family and Jennifer are in my thoughts and prayers R.I.P. Much love...Will miss you dearly.......
September 12, 2006
EJ you will not be forgotten. R.I.P.
September 12, 2006
Cathy,
May God give you the strenghten and peace to help cope with your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
September 12, 2006
Cathy,
I am so very sorry about EJ. I haven't seen you in a while. Maybe we could go to lunch one day. Call me at 825-9155; I am a single mom now. God Bless You during this difficult time. Beth Graves
September 12, 2006
Cathy,
I am very sorry for your lost of your most precious son. Keep faith that all things happen for reasons we will never understand. God Bless you and his family during this difficult time.
September 11, 2006
I hope that you have received our note by this time. I will not be able to be at the service as I am in Connecticut for the week on business, but my prayers will be with you.
September 11, 2006
With having gone to school with you. I will truly miss your laughter. God bless you and your family.
September 11, 2006
Be grateful to those who made your trip unforgettable

Even though I just met you half a year ago I m really gonna miss you Tedo.You were always so much fun to hang out with it was never boring when you were around.
I ll never forget you

To the family I am very sorry for your loss.I only knew him for a short amount of time but to me he was a very special person and everybody here loved him for who he was
September 11, 2006
Cathy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the lost of your precious son.
September 11, 2006
My heart goes out to the Andino family for the loss of Edwin. I lost my son on July 22, 2006. Our Adam (CPL) was a medic assigned to the 101st ABN DIV (ASSLT) He was killed in Baghdad by an IED. We live in Ruckersville and Adam is buried in Culpeper National Cemetary. I know there are no words that can really comfort you, but just know there is someone who knows how you feel very close by. Please e-mail if you find the need. Maybe at some point in the future we can talk on the phone. We appreciate your son's service and sacrifice, more than most. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September 11, 2006
You are truly missed EJ!
September 10, 2006
Well E.J. I don't konw what to say. You will be missed. Your were like a younger brother to me. You were a person that can't be described in words. The time we had will always be charished. I still have our old recordings. I can pop in the tapes and hear you play that guitar when ever I want. And I can still hear you laugh. Thank you for being a best friend to me. I bid you farewell for my son, he will miss his "Uncle PJ". I hope that life was all you dreamt it to be. Goodnight my friend...Until we met again.
September 10, 2006
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We will be always grateful for the sacrifice that your Soldier made. God bless you and your family with comfort and peace. We will not forget.
September 10, 2006
EJ, I will always remember you, that grin of yours I loved so much and the bear hugs you gave me. the first time we met at work and how far you came and grew from that crazy 18 year old. When you got your first " man job", sitting around ruby's after work having a good time. When you came home on leave spending time with you and Jenn giving out my motherly advice! I am so proud of you. I wish you could have lived a long life. I know you did what you wanted to. I know that you are now a soldier in heaven, watching over those you loved. This world has lost a great young man. Thank you for your sacrafice to your Country.

With My Love Always,

Missy
September 10, 2006
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
September 09, 2006
ANOUTHER OF AMERICAS HEROS HAS FALLEN MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN HIS ARMS FOREVER GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
September 09, 2006
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Pvt. Edwin A. Andino, with a multitude of Thanks for this Young Hero's Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
Rest Safely Edwin Andino, in God's Mighty Hands and know that you shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Loving Grace and Comfort be with the Andino family.
I am the Sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1

With each new day, may the Lord restore your soul and, through His love, give you the strength to go on.
Softly and slowly...
Time heals...
September 09, 2006
My heart breaks for the great loss your family is suffering! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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