Viewers react to loss of Sgt. Edward Philpot

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -  Sgt. Edward O. Philpot, 38, of Latta, died October 23rd in Afghanistan, from a non-combat related Humvee rollover accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Dillon, SC.

Here is what some of you have to say:

  • AR, Simpsonville
    I am so sorry for you loss, My husband is over in Afghanistan with the 218th right now..they all trained together in MS... I am praying for your family and just know that God has a perfect will and be glad that our lord and savior is so wonderful that he will give you grace to get through thisl....rely on his stregnth....God bless you and your family!
  • mw, Mullins Sc
    Steph, My heart breaks for you and your children.I have known you all of my life and one thing I know about you is that you have a strong faith in God. Rely on that faith now Step and he will get you through this. I am here if you need anything. You and your children are in my prayers always.
  • AA, Summerville
    My heart and prayers are with your family. My son and brother in-law are both serving in Iraq. No words could ever ease the pain of your loss. However, Edward will never be forgotten by the people in SC or our nation. Our tears fall with you.
  • JW, Camp Phoenix
    Mrs Stephanie my heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.I am Sgt Philpot's 1SG from the Mullins unit,please I send my condolences.
  • EA, Shelbyville, KY
    I didn't know Sgt. Philpot personally, but I knew his sister Renee well. His civilian and military family remain in my prayers.
  • TK, London, KY
    Our Prayers are with you and your family. We are good friends with Otis and Willa and pray that God's light will shine on your family.
  • TA, Orangeburg
    I am so sorry for your loss, but you and your children can stand proud that he protected your freedom and ours.
  • DS, Columbia
    My prayers are with you and your daughters during this time. My God bless you with peace of mind and heart.
  • TP, columbia
    I am so sorry for your loss. I would like to thank Sgt Philpot for making the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom and security. To his wife, children, family and friends - May you find comfort in your time of need and may you always feel the presence of your loved one - a true hero in every sense of the word! God Bless.
  • CL, Columbia
    May God's grace shine on the family,friends,and unit members. May they all find peace of mind and heart. To all of our military and their families THANK YOU!!!!
  • SS, Leesville
    My son just recently arrived in Afghanistan after volunteering to join up with the 218th. He was deeply honored to be chosen to be a part of the 21 gun salute for Sgt Philpot. God bless his wife and family and God bless all of our soldiers who have given so much for all of us.
  • SN, Elgin, SC
    I am so sorry for your loss. My husband is also in Afghanistan with 218th and what has happened with your husband is a constant fear in my life...Please know that I am praying for you and your family during this horrible time. Your husband gave the ultimate sacrifice for this mission. God bless you...
  • CW, Newberry SC
    My deeply heart felt condolences goes out to Sgt. Philpot's family. As I sat and watched the news last night, I felt like a loss in my own family. My brother is with 218--Captain George Palmore, and I will continue to lift them all up in prayer along with your family.
  • LH, North Myrtle Beach
    Stephanie, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. My husband is in the 218th also stationed at Camp Phoenix.
  • AA, Lugoff
    I send my condolences to the 218th of SC. I am sorry for the loss. I hope everyone else survives. I wish the soldiers good luck and to come home soon.