with deep regret, I have just heard of the death of Anthony.
There is very little one can say at a time like this, but I would like to extend my sincere sympathy at your loss.
I had the privilege of knowing Anthony during my deployment and I regarded him as a friend. He was such an outstanding, splendid soul.
I am sure, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Please include me among those who share your sorrow at this sad time and convey my sympathy to his family and friends as well.
Sincerely Mathias