"Dearest Helena: By now, the news of our defeat has reached the Earth. The creatures we were sent here to tame are un-tamable, and the colonies we were sent to reclaim have proven to be stronger than we anticipated. Whatever you may hear about what has happened out here, know this: Alexei did not die gloriously in battle. I killed him. My pride killed him. And now my pride has consumed me as well. You will never see me again, Helena. Tell our children that I love them, and that their father died in defense of their future. Au revoir."
- DuGalle's final message to his wife, Helena(src)
Shortly before committing suicide, Gerard typed out a letter to his wife, admitting his role in the defeat of the UED Expeditionary Fleet. She was mother of several children at the point of Gerard's suicide.