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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Ed W. Freeman
Ed Freeman, a hero passes
My friend Francois sent me this, leaving a clear impression that Ed Freeman had recently passed. Some internet sites do leave that impression, but no, he died last August.
Still, his life is worth celebrating. A wonderful story. I
saw his exploits on the Military Channel awhile back, and he did indeed
have the Right Stuff. Thank goodness we have lots of Ed Freeman's out
there still. It's also a good idea to clear up the dates, lest some Obama IRS collector fine his estate for failure to file an '09 return next year.
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