HAGÅTÑA, Guam—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) issued the following statement yesterday on the passing of former lieutenant governor of Guam, Eddie Reyes.
“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Lt. Gov. Eddie Reyes. …I had the pleasure of knowing Eddie for many years and the opportunity to work alongside him as Ricky’s lieutenant governor. Eddie was a true statesman who loved our island of Guam and people dearly. He was a member of our greatest generation, served in the U.S. Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War. Eddie always answered the call to serve bravely. He was a decorated war hero and retired Air Force colonel. Though he was not a politician, Ricky and I saw something special in Eddie, and knew he was the man to serve as lieutenant governor alongside him. And when called to serve as lieutenant governor, Eddie once again answered bravely.
“Eddie truly embodied their campaign slogan, ‘People First.’ He always put the people of Guam first. Eddie was not just Ricky’s lieutenant governor, but our dear friend and mentor to me. I looked to Eddie often for guidance when I followed in his footsteps as lieutenant governor. His work as lieutenant governor and throughout his life was an example of selflessness and service that I will always treasure.
“He was a man of compassion and integrity and served the island of Guam faithfully. Together with my daughter Deborah and my granddaughter Nicole, I extend my sincere condolences to his wife Lupe and their family. I know Eddie’s legacy will continue to inspire us and live on in the hearts of the people of Guam. Eddie will be missed.” (PR)