I missed the anniversary of his death, but I wanted to tell you about this man. Major Edward J Murphy was killed on April 6, 2005 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Barclay, her daughter(10), their young son (3) and another son from a previous marriage.
Ed was a sword bearer at our wedding. Ed joined the Catholic church right before his oldest son was born. We attended and it was really beautiful. Ed's been on my mind as of late since this is the month he was killed. He had the most wonderful sense of humor and could always make me laugh. I miss him.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.