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12-16-11, 07:18 PM #1
What is really important...You're a 19 year old kid.Shame on the media !!!
You're critically wounded and dying in
The jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam ..
It's November 11, 1967.
LZ (landing zone) X-ray.
Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac 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 half 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.
You look up to see a Huey coming in. But.. It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.
Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.
He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.
Even after the MedEvacs 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 3 of you at a time on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety.
And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!
Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.
He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise, Idaho
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we've sure heard a whole bunchabout Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, that sicko Sandusky, and a 72- day sham marriage.
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
Now... YOU pass this along. Honor this real hero.
For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
12-16-11, 07:18 PM #2
Rest in peace.
12-16-11, 11:31 PM #3
See his story in "We were soldiers" from the book "We were soldiers once, and young".
He flew in and out of the Ia Drang Valley all day bringing in ammo and taking out the wounded. Google, Hal Moore sometime....
Car 4I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!
12-17-11, 10:37 AM #4
Major Ed "Too Tall" Freeman
Born November 20, 1927
Neely, Mississippi Died August 20, 2008 (aged 80)
Ed Freeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MOH Recipient Ed Freeman Dies
Not diminishing his accomplishments at all - because everything in the email, he did - but his death was over 3 years ago now - there's no way the media is going to keep replaying that - they are way too fickle for that
but that was one HELL of a man
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
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12-17-11, 04:01 PM #5SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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