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Old 04-06-2009, 10:51 AM
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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!

Shame on the American Media



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While there is no doubt he is a hero, he died last summer....Not last week.

This might be a fabrication of somebody that likes to stir the pot.
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This is not an isolated event unfortunately. And as bad as this is, there are millions that will tune into american idol, final four, survivor, mtv, etc and miss the current events and todays heros which is as bad if not worse.

I would say to turn off your tv and open a newspaper but it probably will not be there either.
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Originally Posted by Contractor View Post
While there is no doubt he is a hero, he died last summer....Not last week.

This might be a fabrication of somebody that likes to stir the pot.
Yes, I checked snopes and he did die last summer but the story is true. But the fact of the matter is I doubt the media ran the story last summer and this guy is a true American hero.
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Originally Posted by Nicmegmatt View Post

I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, ...




The operative here is HERO -- Ed Freeman was a hero, a real hero, not a politically correct, feel good, let's hold hands and sing in a circle, fony baloney hero that is so common and frequently created on the fly today.

RIP, Ed Freeman.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
The operative here is HERO -- Ed Freeman was a hero, a real hero, not a politically correct, feel good, let's hold hands and sing in a circle, fony baloney hero that is so common and frequently created on the fly today.

RIP, Ed Freeman.
I agree 100%.

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