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“I met Ed about 20 years ago at a CMH Meeting and we have been friends ever since. He provided the ideas many a YesterYear for German Life and...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Robert A Selig - holland, MI

“LTC Edward Milligan was a beloved comarde and the closest of friends for over forty years. From our time at the U.S. Army Command and General College...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Edward C Culbreth - Kaufman, TX

“Last letter to LTC Edward S. Milligan, U.S. Army (Ret.) Dear Ed I am still and will stay very sad that the connection between us had been...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Heinrich L. Wirz - Swiss comrade

“Uncle Ed was one of the nicest people I have ever known. He was a very giving and helpful man. I met Unle Ed in 1995. During his visit to Istanbul,...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Odul Slonaker - Gambrills, MD

“I am greatly saddened by the loss of "Uncle Ed". a respectful, loving title bestowed upon him from the historians and authors who worked with me so...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Montgomery "Monty" Hom - CA

“My sincere condolences to Ed's family and friends. I am one of those who regularly availed myself of Ed's wide-ranging interests and knowledge. I...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Jeffrey Floyd - Alexandria, VA

“Ed was a friend for so long that I could not begin to remember when or where we first met but it was probably somewhere in the military collecting...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Andrew M Johnson - Arlington, VA

“Claudette and I wish to extend our condolences to Michael, Wendy and Families. We met "Uncle Ed" while at Staff College at Fort Leavenworth through...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: LCol(Ret'd) Jerry Donahue, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery,

“I extend heartfelt sympathy to all who enjoyed a relationship with Ed - expecially to his cherished family. He was truly a unique treasure. ...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Janette Soncrant - Citrus Heights, CA

“When living in Annie's house, you were very kind. You taught to me who did not understand English so much a lot. It went to eat Thai food and the...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Yoko Tomita(kusano) Osaka, Japan

“Helen and wish extend our condolences to Michael, Wendy and family on the passing of your Dad "Unc Ed'. I met him in Quebec City in 1994 and again in...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Rodney Travers-Griffin - Friend

“We shared research information on Chinese serving in the American Civil war. I met him once. I called him Uncle Ed., which was once his email...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Gordon Kwok - Sharon, MA

“I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Milligan's passing. He was one of favorite researchers at the National Archives. He was nice and considerate of both...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Rebecca Crawford

“It was a depressing surprise when I received the news about Ed from his son Michael on Saturday, he will leave a large gap in my band of respected...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Terry D. Hooker

“My deepest sympathy to the Milligan family on the passing of Ed. I knew him for well over 20 years by association with the Company of Military...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Peter J. McDermott - Arnold, MD

“So long, pard. Requiscat in pace. ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Eric Manders - North Syracuse, NY

“Ed, as late as a few days ago, kept me posted on things of common interest: aviation, aremed forces news, events that attracted one for their moral...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Oliver Semmes

LtCol Edward Milligan Commissioning me a 2nd Lt in the USMC in 1993. “I am so honored to have had a friend like Ed Milligan in my life. In the nearly twenty years that I knew him he was there to mark many of the major...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: LtCol David Yost (USMC) and Family, Deanna, Michael, Emily and S - VA

Christmas 1992 Ed Milligan “Words cannot express the loss that my family and I feel at LtCol Ed Milligan's passing. We count ourselves fortunate that his kindness, generosity,...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: LtCol David Yost (USMC) and Family, Deanna, Michael, Emily and S

“I always enjoyed his wit and intellect. He was the best Republican I ever met. My thoughts are with his family and all of Ed's friends. Fondly,...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Christie Selph - Washington, DC

“I met Ed when I was in Okinawa with the Marine. I was at a fair at Kadina Air base. It was raining and Ed told us to to jump in his tent which he was...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Mickey Ivanovitch - Dersenden , OH

Bild von unserer Gartenfeier “23 years knew themselves hello Eddi, we. You visited us in potsdam, the city of the Prussia kings. And we saw the awake replacement of the NVA in...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Karl-Heinz Redlin - Freund

“I am sadden to hear of Uncle Ed's passing. It was less than a month ago we talked about the passing of Jimmy Leach. We met at an investiture for the...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Gerald Ziobro - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Hello: I am sad to hear this news. Ed has been sending me letters and emails, and sharing some of his research, since the 1990s when I was living in...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Greg Marquis

“Ed's generosity in researching for other people, myself included, put him in a class of his own. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and he always...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: ruthanne lum mccunn - CA

“Grandpa, I love you and miss you and will think about you always. I will miss your letters, your amazing stories, your humor, and your voice. There...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Stefanie Milligan

“Dad, We all love you and we will all miss you. More importantly you once said that, "All we leave behind is how we have affected other people. " By...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: MIchael Edward Milligan

“Donna and I offer our Condolences to Ed's immediate Family and to his International "Family" of Friends and Fellow Military and Naval History...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Ed Besch - Mobile, AL

“I cannot remember how I first came into contact with Ed - me a lone Civil War researcher in London, England and him in Va. - but by an amazing...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Michael Hammerson London, England

“Ed led me into two memorable experiences. I met a roomful of old OSS men and Cold Warriors, men I'd only read about. I felt honored to be invited. Ed...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Tom Lowry - Woodsbridge, VA

“Our thoughts go to the all of the family, Ed was a great friend to all Civil War buffs in Australia and will be greatly missed. A wonderful research,...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Barry Crompton - Friend

“This news just stunned me as I found out from a friend. Ed used to visit the Naval History and Heritage Command about once a week back in the day....Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Robert Hanshew - Washington, DC

“Please accept my sincere sympathies for the death of Ed. He has been a regular correspondent for close to two decades, and had helped a lot in my own...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Terry Foenander

“Sincere condolences to Ed's family from myself and my wife. Uncle Ed was a giant in the military history field and a pioneer Military Intelligence...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Dave Collar - St Louis, MO

“I have known Ed since about 1974 when I was assigned to the National Guard Bureau in the Pentagon and I was just starting to collect military...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: LTC John Monis (Ret) - Wilmington, NC

“My condolences to the family. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Brenda Wheatley

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this most difficult time. Life is everlasting, eternal....no flame ever burns out....just burns...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Deborah Dierks

“I love you grandpa, and I will miss you so much! I know I'll see you again when we meet in heaven, and I will think about you everyday until I do! ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Lauren Milligan - Granddaughter


Edward was born on September 20, 1932 and passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Edward was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.

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