S: memories are forever
BC: The End | ...Until the next memories are created
FC: ...are forever | Memories...
1: Dear Love, this book contains pictures and memories from some of your friends and family and some well wishes for you. I hope it will put a smile on your face every time you look through it and you remember those special moments that you share with each and every one of them. Know that we all are missing you dearly and support you during this time. I love you and can't wait till I can hug you again. You will be in my thoughts every single day. And although I don't want you to be gone, I am proud of who you are and what you do and I will be right here when you get back. I am your rock! Forever Yours, Sabine.
4: Your friendship means the world to me. I'm so thankful for all the good times we've had and all the memories we've created, and I look forward to many more when you get home. You'd better be keeping those hockey skills up because when you get back I think it's time we make our return to Vegas. Don't be a stranger, I want a lot of status updates and mobile uploads. Your brother, Kevin.
6: Dear Erick, for the next year we wish you all the very best and we'll be thinking of you. We hope the time will go by fast for you and Sabine. We are hoping we will see you next Christmas happy and healthy. Love, Elisabeth and Werner
9: Dear Erick, we will be thinking of you while your are doing a tough job to serve the country we love. We will include you in our everyday prayers. A year seems long but I'm sure most days will go by fast and before you even know it the time of your deployemnt is already over. We hope we can see you soon after you come back and spend some time with you either in Germany or in the US. Love your bavarian relatives ;-) Julia and Dominik
10: "Erick, Here's to the great times we had in Germany, and the great times we will have in the future. Stay safe, keep doing what you do so well! Love ya bro! - Travis A."
11: come back safe...and then hurry back to Germany. -Thorsten-
12: Dear Uncle Erick, I wish you all the best for deployment! Stay happy and healthy and take good care of you! I'm already looking forward to finally get to know you personally. I can't wait for you to carry me around, play with me, cuddle me and teach me proper american english. All the best, big hug and lots of love Your Nephew Joshua
15: I bet you won't have as much fun as me. Because unlike MI, infantry actually works. No, but take care of yourself and don't be a douchebag MI guy, even though I know you won't be, but it may begin to wear on you when you get there. I'll be keeping in touch with you when I can. You know where I will be. I'll see you soon. Take care. -juice
16: Good luck on your deployment. I hope you stay safe and healthy. Please be careful and keep your head low when the bullets are flying! Come back in one piece! Keep your mind and body strong. Take care. Dana
17: I can't believe we have been friends for 15 years! I'm so happy we have stayed such close friends. As I've gotten older I've become more n more grateful for our friendship. You have been there for me when I felt I had no one. You have become one of the few people in my life that I can count on n trust. I hope you know that I will always be there for you. I can only imagine how ur family n wife feel when u r away. I know I sure do hate it. I will miss you so much n will be waiting for you to come back safe n sound! Don't forget to email mister! Love you, Erick!
18: "We wish You all the best and we want You to know that You will always be welcome in Nürnberg! Tom, Phil and the Knights!
19: I am very proud of you Erick!
20: hey buddy, it's the Cowan's here... Just want to tell you to be safe and that we will be thinking of you. Looking at the last few years and some of our best times have been with you and Sabine. hopefully some of the pictures here remind you of that. We look forward to you coming back so we can do it all over again. Anyhow, be safe, Go Kings! and see you soon. brett, kellie, haylie, and avery p.s. i love la, we love it...your new ringtone!
22: Lake Tahoe, May 2010
25: Friends are like stars, you can't always see them, but it's good to know they are there
26: "Take care of yourself. You're in our thoughts. We love you." Love Dave and Donna
27: "This pic represents my favorite Erick, loving life!"
28: To My Little Bro Erick: Your selflessness and bravery in serving our country are humbling to me. I honor and respect you. My favorite memory is a more recent one from Kevin's wedding...you wanted to go with the bride and groom but they gave you the boot. I took pity on you and let you sleep in my room (hee hee). Boy can you talk! But you're good at taking out bobby-pins! I know you entertained Dave and Donna with your quick wit and sailor talk that night too, what a joy to bare witness to that! It was lovely getting to know the adult Erick. I'm very proud of you, come home to us safe! Love, Melissa
29: "Remember the times when things were easier, stupid shit meant so much and the drama was unbearable? It wasn't that long ago that we sat in your living room making high speed packing lists and laminating EVERYTHING. Well, we didn't do it, Justo did. And of course we had to watch the Sharks. Even if I always fell asleep in the 2nd period. You're the reason I survived that miserable regime and I will always be grateful for that. Keep staying ahead of the game and come back safe." -- Defend and Serve! Lauren Okada
32: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
33: Erick, Eddie and I have you in our thoughts and prayers every day. We love you. Remember Travis is also there watching over you to bring you home safe.
34: "Dear Erick, we wish you all the best for your time in Iraq! Be safe! Sammy & Robert"
35: This picture I'm sure you remember was taken by Sabine and was a good moment in time for me. As I look at it now it makes me laugh cause I realize we could be brothers. Your head is almost as big as mine. :-) I don't know why but I do feel a very brotherly connection to you. Take care and we'll get together as soon as we can. As always our facebook family will be there for you and your familys support while you're gone. Love, Nick
36: Hurry and come home safe. We love you son. Mom and Pops
37: WE LOVE YOU SWEETS and the KELTIC FEDERATION
38: come back safe from your deployment, can't wait to see you again in Ansbach. Best wishes, Meli.
39: Erick, first of all, let me tell you how proud of you I am. You've always had goals and have succeeded in obtaining them. You have many accomplishments to be proud of. You have always been like a son to me, #2 of course, after Kevin. We have enjoyed you being a part of our framily for all the years we've known you. You be safe this next year and come back to us soon. Stay strong. Much Love, Linda PS - this picture was taken on our Alaskan Cruise, Aug 2010
40: "Erick-friend, thanks for all you do! We are here to support you, because you are out there supporting us!" Megan
41: Erick, be safe over there. I'll be thinking of you everyday. Love you, Michelle
42: Hey Erick, Be safe out there and don't forget to pack your xbox 360 so I can hand you a spankin' in NHL 11 or Call of duty black op's!! All joking aside, take care of yourself out there, I'll def keep you in my prayers man. I'm sure you'll be back before you know it and we will all hit Vegas for a good old fashioned hockey tourney. Gambrero style!! Cheers! -Rasty
43: Erick, You are a hero for what you do for this country- I thank you. Best of luck to you in the Mid East. Praying for peace everyday. Looking forward to seeing you back here soon:) God bless You. Always, Jen. | "Erick, I'm looking forward to starting that team with you when you get back. Be Safe, my thoughts and prayers will be with you."