Monday, April 6, 2009

Ed Freeman A True Hero

Anyone see the movie We Were Soldiers Once And Young? Ed Freeman was one of the Chopper Pilots there. May he rest in Peace.
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 3:43 PM
> 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 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 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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