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    Thank You Mr. Freeman

    Subject: Ed Freeman




    Ed Freeman



    You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. LZ Xray , 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 mortars, 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 noise of all hell, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see a 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 torrent of 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 and intense mortar fire, and loads 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 at the age of 80, in Boise , ID ......May God rest his soul.....
    May we never forget those that love America so much and make America so beloved.




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    real folk.......rip
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    hip hip hoorah

    for someone who risked it all for others in need. like so many others are doing now and before. thanks shaz.
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    A true hero!

    I read a book a while back called "Chicken Hawk" by Robert Mason, one excellent terrifying read about the same subject.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Amen.

    Thanks Shaz.
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    Thanks Shaz.

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