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road kill
04-02-2009, 10:40 AM
RESPECTS to Ed Freeman

You're an 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 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 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 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!

Thank you SIR, for your Honorable service, and for defining what it means to be a HERO!!
The ultimate welcome home!!:(

BM2 Stan b

Martin
04-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Thank you all of you who so bravelyserved and are serving our country.
May the Lord's protection be over you and your families.

From My family,
Martin Hoover

YardleyLabs
04-02-2009, 11:27 AM
He actually got, and deserved, a fair amount of recognition both before his death and at the time of his death last August. There was a nice write-up on his MOH on MSNBC (http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/11/265756.aspx). (http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/11/265756.aspx)

His heroism was also portrayed in Mel Gibson's movie "We Were Soldiers" where Greg Kinnear played Major Ed Freeman.

What he didn't get, like so many Vietnam heroes and vets, was recognition at the time of his service. His MoH wasn't awarded until 2001. Bosh noted that he should have received that award from the former President from Texas. But Ed Freeman said it best, stating that most MoH recipients didn't get recognized until after they died and he was happy to be alive.

road kill
04-02-2009, 11:30 AM
He actually got, and deserved, a fair amount of recognition both before his death and at the time of his death last August. There was a nice write-up on his MOH on MSNBC (http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/11/265756.aspx). (http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/11/265756.aspx)

His heroism was also portrayed in Mel Gibson's movie "We Were Soldiers" where Greg Kinnear played Major Ed Freeman.

What he didn't get, like so many Vietnam heroes and vets, was recognition at the time of his service. His MoH wasn't awarded until 2001. Bosh noted that he should have received that award from the former President from Texas. But Ed Freeman said it best, stating that most MoH recipients didn't get recognized until after they died and he was happy to be alive.

I did not mean this as a political statement.
But his passing was inconsequential in todays world.
He was a BAMF before there was such a thing!!

A lot of guys over there were.

Just like the fineyoung men and women of today are!!

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04-02-2009, 11:48 AM
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