My darling Edward, I'm missing you terribly. I hold your memory close to my heart and pray that someday, somehow we will find our way back to each other. I love you more than words could express. I remember you once told me that I was a gift sent to you. I truly believe that the gift was you in every shape and form. Loving you always, Rose.
Rose Colon, fiancee'
You were a gentleman and a gentle man. My angel, my hero, my dear, dear friend. I was always honored by your loyalty and humbled by your devotion to me. You were always honest with me. I respected you greatly and adored you completely. It doesn't seem possible that you are no longer in my life no matter what truth is foisted upon me. We had plans for this coming summer. How can they be gone? How can you be gone? We beat all of the odds in becoming friends. Why couldn't we beat them one more time? I will always remember your smile, your laugh. I will always hold the memory of my time with you in New York city tightly in my heart. You made the city shine for me, and I'll never forget your excitement in being my tour guide. I loved you like a brother, only more, because you don't get to choose relatives, and we chose each other as friends. No one will ever be able to take your place. Mere words cannot express all I feel, not about you, not about losing you. It's something that can only be felt. I miss you more than you could have ever imagined. And I love you more than either of us ever suspected. If I could paint the picture of the word "friend," you are what would I'd create. Thank you for being who you were, which in my book, was close to perfection. My love for you is eternal.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13). Eddie gave his life so that others may live. I dedicate the above scripture to my friend, Eddie. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort the Calderon family during this painful time. God bless you all. Tu amigo siempre, Ray.
Ray "Rico" Rodriguez, Friend
Eddie, you will be missed by many, but your kindness will live on.
Although it has been years since I've seen Eddie, we all miss him terribly. He is in my prayers always.
Michelle Walenczyk, cousin
Eddie, what can I say? I am still in shock and cannot believe this has happened to you. If I can go and fight in this war I would. You are missed. Until we meet again.
Caroline Calderon, sister