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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 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


May God Bless and Rest His Soul.


I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we've sure heard a whole bunch about Whitney Houston, Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, that sicko Sandusky, and a 72- day sham marriage.


Shame on the media !!!
 

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Praise God for heroes like Mr. Freeman! There will always be those in our nation who will truly rise to the occasion when the situation warrants it, and virtually all will tell you that they were just doing their job. Those are the kinds of people that we need to hear more of.......
 

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That's the true meaning of "Hero"!!
 

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Sad day when he passed for sure.

I had some comments about the media, but thought better to keep those to myself.

:salute: Mr. Freeman
 
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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 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


May God Bless and Rest His Soul.


I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we've sure heard a whole bunch about Whitney Houston, Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, that sicko Sandusky, and a 72- day sham marriage.


Shame on the media !!!
United States Army - HOOAAAHHHH!!!!!

Ed Freeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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True heroes never get the attention they deserve but you know, they dont do it for the attention like the others mentioned, they just do it because its the right and just thing to do. Thanks BS!
 
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Salute to Captain Freeman and thanks to all who have Served, My Grandson is now in Afganistan, Please remember him.
 
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A Salute to Captain Ed Freeman, an American Patriot and Hero.

Thanks, Bob, for sharing this very touching and noteworthy account with us.
 

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It's little wonder that the gov wants the off switch to the intenet at their command. Where else would you be able to hear about real news?
 

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Salute to Captain Freeman and thanks to all who have Served, My Grandson is now in Afganistan, Please remember him.
Prayers sent for your grandson, may God bless him and his buddies and bring them home safely to their families.
 

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IDLE Amen, Most would not understand anyway!

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