Sorry, Derf: you are the other soldier.
I want to know one thing Trevor. Does Eduardo die in some horrific and grotesque fashion. I can just imagine my last utterance, "Mama Mia, at last I'ma come-a to see you!"
In the book, all he does is look very, very PO'd at the fact that his bid on the chalet at the auction has been beaten by Valdini (Dr Menard) and then later, it is Valdini's turn to be very PO'd when his bid is outbid by an unknown bidder. All Eduardo does then is stalk off in a huff and you never see him until the chalet goes kablooiey at the end of the book.
I will have him say, as an Englishman hating Italian: "That stronzo
Church-a-hill! He-a come-a to Italy and he s**tta alla ova my beloveda aaarmeeee!"
You know this is one of the coolest things we've had going on for a while.
Karma for that, my friend: thank you.