Reading the threads title Eric would've been the last name I'd have thought to see. No matter how well one is able to articulate his speech, words will never describe the pain of losing someone too soon you love...I've recently discovered this when I lost my Mother. Militaria seems quite petty at these points of one life as well.
My prayers are with the family, especially his wife. I can't imagine what she must be going through. I'm just so shocked....far too young, it's not fair.
Though Eric and I weren't close, it was quite obvious how great of a guy he was. This should be noted as many times as possible.