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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

You're an 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the
jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your
infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense,
from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out.

Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.

Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a
helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn't seem
real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He's coming anyway.

And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.

And, he kept coming back.... 13 more times..... And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman,died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID ......May God rest his soul...... I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we sure were told a whole bunch about some Hip-Hop Coward beating the crap out of his "girlfriend" ..

Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman!

Shame on the American Media


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

Vince wrote:

Shame on the American Media

How true!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

Salute of the day goes to Ed Freeman !!! Salute Flag

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

God Bless Ed, and all that are like him.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

That is a pretty old email chain, I'm going to imagine, as he died on August 20th 2008 ( seattletimes.nwsource....ethru.html ). Bruce P Crandall also got the Medal of Honor for that same actions, Freeman was Crandall's wing man.

But that isn't the shame of it, the shame of his story is having to wait till 2001 to be recognized for what he did and receive the Medal of Honor.

You know the movie We were Soliders was based on this same battle. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

Good post Vince , men like this can't be talked about enough they need to be remembered Flag

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Ed Freeman Reply with quote

You never know when you are being blessed or when you are the blessing.He was a blessing .There is a place at Gods side for men of his caliber. Thank you for the post.

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