Hero Passed

Hero Passed

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 05, 2009 9:21 am

Ed Freeman

You're an 19 year old kid.. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia DrangValley, 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 unarmed 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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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 05, 2009 11:59 am

It's sad to open the obituary section of the newspaper & see so many of that generation leaving us.

Everyone I have ever met from that era has been the friendliest & most generous person on the planet. They were our parents, who set the rules, & taught us how to live -- now we (society) are the spoiled children, letting the house that they built & fought hard for, fall apart.

God Bless Ed Freeman & all the rest from the last great American generation.
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue May 05, 2009 12:28 pm

Thanks for sharing that. What a loss. :(
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Tue May 05, 2009 1:08 pm

The reason it's not in the press now is he died nearly a year ago (August 20th 2008)

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/ ... ethru.html
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Tue May 05, 2009 1:12 pm

It was on NBC news.

Watch it yourself:

http://www.truveo.com/Medal-of-Honor-re ... /202444027
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue May 05, 2009 1:53 pm

R.I.P. Mr. Freeman...........
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 05, 2009 2:39 pm

ErikLaurence wrote:It was on NBC news.

Watch it yourself:

http://www.truveo.com/Medal-of-Honor-re ... /202444027



thanks for the link. Didn't hear of it till today. Was researching my uncles silver star and purple hearts..

Rip Ed Freeman
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Re: Hero Passed

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed May 06, 2009 1:26 pm

He was born in '28 and was on the battle field at age 37. He was "old school".

God bless the "old school".
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