I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Eric. I am certain that Eric weighed his noble commitment to the country with the tenant values he believed in of duty, honor, courage and was prepared, but never ready to make the supreme sacrifice he rendered with the loss of his life.
The loss to family and friends who knew him may only be assuaged with the passing of time.
It is a tribute to his strength in character, absolute integrity and love of family and life, that you will always feel a loss in your heart for Eric. He touched many lives, and it is good and noble that his life will never be deminished until the loving memories of him fade with the eventual passing of all who knew him.
Please accept my deepest sympathies and regrets on the loss of Eric.
May God bless and comfort you and your family,
Captain Lowell Craig Duckworth, United States Navy, Medical Service Corps (RC)