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posted 4/30/2009 9:59:59 PM |
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You're a19 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 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 waiting 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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Apr 30 @ 10:39PM  
Gotta wish that there where more men like this out there, and fewer like the rapper you mentioned. If thats what the news is full of I'll stay ignerant and unaware of whats going on in the world.

Apr 30 @ 10:42PM  
Shame on the American Media.

Amen to that, enough of this American Idol, Jon & Kate + 8, Hollywood bullshit!!!

Apr 30 @ 10:43PM  
Oh, yeah......And a GREENIE!!

Apr 30 @ 11:27PM  
heres a kudo for you and Ed.

May 1 @ 12:30AM  
Capt. Ed W. Freeman died Aug. 29, 2008 and was honored with obituaries in newspapers across the country.

May 1 @ 7:41AM  
I've heard about him but I never read a newspaper and don't have cable tv
anymore , so I hadn't heard..Thanks for the update..

May 1 @ 11:18AM  
I commend your blog, it is about time that a man with that much bravery is rewarded. I wish there was some way to convey my deepest gratitude & sympathy to his family. Thank you Gry.

May 1 @ 1:02PM  
Mr. Ed Freeman....I salute you

Thanks Gry

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