Commemorating Edward H. Lockwoodby Representative Steve Israel
Posted on 2013-03-04
of new york
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. ISRAEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the life of
Edward H. Lockwood, an American veteran from Long Island. Edward
recently passed away and our community is mourning this profound loss.
Corporal Lockwood enlisted in the Army in 1942, and remained for the duration of World War II. He served in the 824th and 691st Tank Destroyer Units at Normandy, the Rhineland, Central Europe, and finally Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge. Upon returning home to Glenwood Landing, Corporal Lockwood joined the American Legion Post 336 in Glen Head, New York, and worked for the Long Island Lighting Company until his retirement.
Mr. Lockwood joined the Glenwood Fire Company when he turned 18 and his only interval in service was substituted by his time in the Army. He served as Chief twice before being named Chief Emeritus, joining a privileged few who have been Glenwood Fire Company Chief three times.
Corporal Lockwood leaves behind three daughters and will be sorely missed by the Glenwood Landing community of which he was a part of for almost 92 years.
Edward was a true American patriot. In the wake of his passing, we should all remember the sacrifice our veterans make to keep us safe here at home. I am forever grateful for Edward's contributions as a serviceman and leader in his community on Long Island. I offer my sincerest thoughts and prayers to his family.