Hero Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman, Hero from 44 years ago

You're a 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 . Infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.
You're listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. The world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then, over the machine gun noise, you hear the sound of a helicopter. You look up to see an un-armed Huey, with 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 into the machine gun fire.
He's coming anyway.
And he drops in, and sits in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.
Then he flies you through the gunfire, to the doctors and nurses.
And, he came back..... 13 more times.....
He 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 his "girlfriend"

Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!
Shame on the American Media

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johnbill says ... on Friday, Feb 25 at 12:48 AM

the Hero is the one who gives of his or her self, for the fellow mankind, in personal sacrfice other than his asigned duty! God Bless them all.

Mar says ... on Wednesday, Dec 9 at 7:47 AM

Mr. Freeman's death date changes to coincide with media coverage of a "person of color". Pure racism. I guess Mr. Freeman's new date of death will be December 2009, when the Tiger Woods scandal hit the news. How sad to use a war hero that way.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Nov 8 at 9:40 AM

I have great respect to war hero.. they would have sacrified their life..

JackZ says ... on Monday, Jul 13 at 10:51 AM

I agree w/anonymous, Ed "Too Tall" Freeman died Wed. Aug 20, 2008, not Thu. 25Jun2009. "I agree with you that we need to recognize the great things people do but you need to have your dates right as well." see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Freeman.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Jul 5 at 9:35 AM

It is a shame that our media today has to spend 10 days glorifying Michael Jackson, an accused child molestor who was in debt than celebrate the life of a true American hero such as Ed Freeman, his story is amazing and should be told often.

anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 9 at 11:02 AM

Im not sure who keypay17 is, and I appreciate that you would like to see my uncle recognized, but you really need to get your facts straight. There have been a lot of stories done on my uncle and it was even on the national news when he passed.

Azzam says ... on Sunday, May 24 at 11:58 AM

Reminds me of film Christian Bale did as a war hero. You are right it is a Shame that the media is willing to fill the minds of young people with rubbish. Azzam - - - - - joomla template developer

CBS 2 Eyewitness News says ... on Monday, May 4 at 12:51 PM

CBS 2 has done numerous stories about the life of Ed Freeman. If you are interested, please read a couple stories we covered from when he passed away last fall: http://www.2news.tv/news/27180989.html http://www.2news.tv/news/27317984.html

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 1 at 10:05 PM

Hay Keypay17 you need to get your dated straight Ed "Too Tall" Freeman past a way Aug 20th of 2008. I agree with you that we need to recognize the great things people do but you need to have your dates right as well.

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