Messages from Ed's Beloved Wife Raquel ("Raqui")
From 2023

September 11, 2023
My Darling Doug is Gone

My dear Family and Friends,

Yesterday, Doug joined his Dad and Nadine and together they are watching over us. He fought every battle and eventually God took him so he does not have to suffer anymore. it leaves me with a HOLE in my HEART as I write to all of you.

However, I had the best conversation with him the night before as he said like his Dad "NEVER SURRENDER" and we bid Goodbye with BESITOS and we'll talk tomorrow. But tomorrow NEVER CAME and I am SAD and lonely especially in the evening as he called me every night for 10 years since Ed passed away. He filled me with his fighting spirit and we should emulate his bravery as he faced so many health challenges but overcame them everytime like a MIRACLE!

Now WE MUST BE STRONG as we continue our journey knowing he has imbued in us so many values of kindness, generosity and exceptionalism as he triumphed in everything he did in spite of his condition and NEVER COMPLAINED always listening and encouraging others; he will remain in my mind and ❤ FOREVER!


I will dedicate the documentary; "TAKING FLIGHT: THE NADINE RAMSEY STORY" to Doug who worked with us in the creation of the book and with Vanilla Fire production in the making of the film.

Here is a photo of Doug with the Ramirez family and the Vanilla Fire team during the Premiere of NEVER SURRENDER on Nov 13, 2016 at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in LA.

Love and prayers,

August 20, 2023
National Museum of the US Army visit

Ruth Hamilton recently visited the NMUSA and took photos of Ed's commemorative brick as well as the brick park and museum building.

July 28, 2023
July 2023 issue of The Guidon

This issue of The Guidon included my tribute to Ed for his 10th anniversary at Arlington.

Cover page

Remembering Ed

June 28, 2023
10th Anniversary of Ed's Celebration of Life at Arlington National Cemetery

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal
But Love Leaves a Memory No One can Steal

That is the sentiment I feel as I remember that unforgettable day when My LOVE WAS GONE FROM ME; The RAINBOW came and I knew He was with me FOREVER!

So I chose to remember his valor and sacrifice through the photos below as he fought in WWII leading the Last Cavalry Mounted Charge in U.S. Army History and as Commander of the East Central Luzon Guerilla Area (ECLGA) and together with other American Guerillas received the Distinguished Service Cross from Gen Douglas MacArthur on June 13, 1945 amid the devastation in Manila.

I also chose this Song "FROM LES MISERABLE" from Colm Wilkinson.

                 BRING HIM HOME

God on High 
Hear My Prayer
In My need 
You have always been there
He is young
He's afraid
Let Him Rest
Heaven Blessed
Bring Him Home
Bring him home
Bring him home
He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son
The summers die
One by One
How soon they fly
On and On

And I am old
And will be gone
Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is Young 
He is only a boy
You can take 
You can give
Let him be
Let him Live
If I Die
let me Die
let him Live
Bring Him Home
Bring Him Home
Bring Him Home

Thanks for holding me through the years
Giving me Strength and Hope and Love
and as Ed looks from above 
I know I can continue my journey 
because you are all there beside me...

Love and prayers,
THE PSHS paid TRIBUTE TO HIM with this poster:
CGM Recipient Celestino Almeda visits him at Arlington National Cemetery

June 6, 2023
OMA Museum, Last Charge

Bill Ramsay, archivist from the OK Military Academy museum sent photos of "The Cavalry's Last Charge" with Certificate of Authenticity, freshly hung in the recently renovated and restored museum.

May 28, 2023
Happy Memorial Day

Dear Family & Friends,

On this Memorial Day, WE REMEMBER two Heroes in our family; EDWIN P. RAMSEY, 26th Cavalry PS and his sister; NADINE RAMSEY, WASP Pilot of WWII. 

Enclosed are Memorable photos of them and their Mom, Nelle Ramsey in 1945 as well as their respective CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS and Memorial Plaques from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, CA. I have also included The LOGOS of the U.S. Cavalry Association and the WASP.

I am also sending their websites so you can peruse their outstanding achievements and their contributions to our nation.


Love and prayers,

May 24, 2023
My Tribute and Remembrance of Admiral Lee Levenson

A Tall impressive handsome Man in his Navy uniform, quiet and reserved at first but so engaging when he got to know you well.  His wife, Roz, a gorgeous lady with impeccable taste, A CLASS ACT! We became delightful friends and then they left the Philippines.
We first met at the U.S. Embassy Ball for the USO where I emceed the show after Eddie Mercado had to leave for another assignment. We became very close friends since that day.
We reconnected again when the U.S. Cavalry made a Sentimental Trip to Bataan and Corregidor in 1990. I saw three tall handsome Navy officers approaching us while Ed was describing the areas of Subic Bay and Admiral Levenson said nothing. Then Ed noticed Lee standing beside him and said, “You let me describe the areas of Subic Bay where you were the Commander of the Naval Base!” Lee then uttered “You were doing fine, Ed” and that friendship flourished through more than 40 years.
All the times we celebrated our anniversary and Christmas at the Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki Beach In Honolulu, HI, Lee and Roz were there raising their glasses for a toast for more than 20 years and would always dance the night away. We had so many birthday celebrations and dinner parties at hotels and their home in La Jolla, CA and we laughed and enjoyed special times together; They became a FAMILY!
Then on March 7, 2013, I lost Ed, and we buried him at Arlington National Cemetery on June 28, 2013.   Lee and Roz were beside me giving me solace and comfort on the toughest day of my life. Now, we say GOODBYE to Lee as he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery joining Ed and his fellow comrades.
However, Lee will always be with us just like he was all those days we spent together, laughing and dancing and having a grand time. We’ll meet again at Heaven’s Gate!
Love and prayers,
March 7, 2023
Ed's Tenth Anniversary

Dear Family and Friends,

Ten Years ago, I lost the LOVE OF MY LIFE, 
My husband, Col. Edwin P. Ramsey, 26th Cavalry PS.
But he is never Far Away from ME,
He Lives in My Heart and Mind, all The Time.

So I chose this Poem to Remember Him:

I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died...but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines
the wind blows...
the rain falls...
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

- Unknown

I also want to quote these lines from Admiral Lee and Roz Levenson.  "There is a saying that as you travel through life, you make many acquaintances but few friends.  Ed WAS A TRUE FRIEND and We will Cherish his Friendship Forever." 

I also want to quote Ed from the documentary: "NEVER SURRENDER: THE ED RAMSEY STORY" By Vanilla Fire Productions which Premiered on Nov 13, 2016 at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance.  In a letter to his mother, Nelle and his sister, Nadine; Ed wrote" It is either the war ends, or I die fighting, Because I WILL NEVER SURRENDER!"

I also want to Remember "SHAKE THE HAND OF A NATIONAL HERO" Event at the BH Peninsula Hotel by the PenFed Foundation on Nov, 27, 2012. Here are some photos
below with BG Dave and Ellyn Snowden, Chief of Police of BH and Military Officers of all branches of the Armed Forces and Civic Leaders. It was the last military event he attended, as he passed away in 2013.

Thanks for your love and prayers,
January 9, 2023

Here are two photos from The Rose Parade with Frank Quiambao representing the CA Military detachment, State Guard and the 26th Cavalry Mounted Unit.

Also, a photo of Joe and Goody Calugas with me at the PSHS reunion in 2016 in Las Vegas.  They were dear long time friends of Ed and I.  Goody passed away last December 28, 2022.
January 6, 2023

The December 2022 issue of The Guidon included information about the re-opening of the newly refurbished OMA Museum.  Download the PDFs below:

      Guidon Dec 22 Cover          Guidon Dec 22 OMA 1          Guidon Dec 22 OMA 2