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Thought this would interest you.



Worth noting..... A TRUE AMERICAN!! God bless him.....



"Courage is fear that has said its prayers!"

Dorothy Bernard





Ed Freeman... A True Hero'

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 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.
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Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise, ID ......May God rest his soul.....

(Oh yeah, Paul Newman died that day too. I guess you knew that --

He got a lot more press than Ed Freeman.)
 

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His call sign was, "Too Tall". He was a trully man of great stature. Do a google search and get more info on him. It will be worth you time and effort to read about a trully fine man.
 

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bigbore613, I was privileged to know and work with Ed Freeman after Viet Nam.
I asked him why he kept going back into the fire zone when it was so dangerous. He said it probably wasn't too smart but it was just something he had to do. He was truely an oustanding gentleman.
 

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As with many heroes, Ed Freeman valued the lives of his fellow soldiers more than his own life.<br>
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Salute.
 

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It makes me really sad every time I hear of such a loss. This man was what being an American is all about. We just never know how we will respond in situations but individuals such as this are a giant of a man regardless of physical size. I salute him and may God rest his soul. Jackie B.
 
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