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Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« on: April 07, 2011, 06:51:13 PM »
 ::USA::
You're a 19 year old kid.

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 seen a whole bunch  about  Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering  of congress over Health Reform.
   

Medal of Honor  Winner Captain Ed Freeman
   

Shame  on the American media !!!


  ::bows::::USA:: ::bows:: ::rockets::

 


 

 

 
 
 
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Re: Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 07:09:38 PM »
That's what makes our Military what it is. RIP and thank you. ::USA::
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Re: Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 06:39:24 AM »
He died?  I thought, maybe the last site, we had a similar posting...maybe it was a medal tribute thread, I dunno, but many here are familiar with Freeman's exploits, but others may not be, so thanks for posting this Lucky!  We must always keep the memory of our heroes alive!

RIP, Ed.



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Re: Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 08:00:27 AM »
 ::thumbsup:: ::USA::

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Re: Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 08:38:32 AM »
 ::USA::Don't ever forget ::USA::
Lord please watch over and protect are service Men and Women....Amen
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Re: Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 10:10:41 AM »
We lost a true American hero. ::USA::

May God bless and be with his family.
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