I just learned that LTC (RET) Ed Kennedy passed away yesterday. He was one of my mentors both as a teacher and a coach and a Plt Sgt. Ewas a survivor of the real Heartbreak Ridge, he shared with me how it was when he took 55 men up the hill and came back with 5. He was an outstanding teacher who mentored me as a Civics teacher and did the same wih my sons. I've never met anyone with his knowledge of the Civil War. I will remember and honor him always. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green , sir.