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Posted: 6/17/2009 7:09:27 PM EST
Ed Freeman


You’re an 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia DrangValley, 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 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 Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at the age of 80, in Boise, ID…May God rest his soul.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:15:05 PM EST
Getting his MOH in 2001:

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:17:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:19:21 PM EST


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:20:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:21:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:



+1 million

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:22:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Getting his MOH in 2001:

http://www.dirtyharrysplace.com/movienews/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/ed_freeman_2001.jpg


obama, in his time in office, will probably not hand out any awards to seemingly forgotten warriors.

Bush, one of the great things you did was make sure certain warriors got the awards they deserved.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:27:00 PM EST
Great American.!!!!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:28:05 PM EST
Just read the citation for his MOH...holy shit! That man had brass balls!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:28:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:29:37 PM EST
wow, another hero gone! what a wonderful country people like him have left so safe!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:30:57 PM EST

R.I.P.







Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:32:53 PM EST
That MOH was long overdue.

Rest in Peace.

Also, Well Done George W Bush.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:33:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By F350PSD:
That MOH was long overdue.

Rest in Peace.

Also, Well Done George W Bush.


+1 for bush
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:35:34 PM EST
This is what happens when you cut and paste from e-mails and don't use the Search Function. Freeman didn't die in March, he died in August of 2008 and there have been at least a dozen threads about it.

That said, rest in peace, "TooTall"

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:59:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

obama, in his time in office, will probably not hand out any awards to seemingly forgotten warriors.


I'm not so sure about that. I can see him awarding some so he can appear to "support" the military.
BTW, President Clinton awarded almost 40 of them during his administration.

Medal of Honor Statistics
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:01:48 PM EST
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