Dear Family & Friends,
On his one year anniversary, I chose to quote the words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur who pinned
the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) on Ed on June 13, 1945 and had spoken these words on
March 7, 1945 at the Topside Parade Grounds, Corregidor, Philippine Islands:
Col. Jones: “Sir, I present to you the fortress of Corregidor.”
Gen. MacArthur: “The capture of Corregidor is one of the most brilliant
operations in military history. Outnumbered two to one, our command, by its
unfaltering courage, its invincible determination and its professional skill,
overcame all obstacles and annihilated the enemy.
I have cited to the order of the day all units involved and I take pride in
awarding you as Commander, the Distinguished Service Cross as a symbol
of the fortitude, the devotion and the bravery with which you fought.
I see that old flagpole still stands; have the troops hoist the colors to its peak,
and let no enemy ever haul them down.”
At a time when there is so much turmoil in the world, it’s good to recall the bravery and
steadfast dedication of these men, like Ed, as we pray for our Men and Women of the Armed
Forces who face incredible odds in various places of the world.
- Raqui Ramsey