Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ed "Too Tall" Freeman remembered

Medal of Honor Receipient
Ed Freeman!

Since the media didn't give him the coverage he deserves, send this to every red-blooded American you know.

Rest in Peace


Michael Jackson dies and it’s 24/7 news coverage. A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news. The media has no honor and God is watching

You're a 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 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 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 on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008, at the age of 80, in Boise, ID. May God rest his soul.



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Get subscribers posted by The JAG Hunter @ 7/09/2009 05:18:00 AM   1 comments


At Thu Jul 09, 08:40:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed, I don't think their words to express our gratitude for you service and heroism. I pray you will be instrumental one settled in, in heaven, in motivating the next group of "Ed's" needed here on earth. As a friend told me on the passing of my brother, "God is planning something big and is calling home his best to help".

God Bless


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