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On the Passing of a True American Hero, Army Pilot Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman Army helicopter pilot Cogressional Medal of Honor Winner
I am not sure wrote the following story but I am sure they want it in here please pass this link to everyone who serves America, every firefighter, cop, nurse, teacher, utility worker, transit worker, TSA folks, send this to everyone who does the job for America first. Enjoy the story of Ed Freeman below, enjoy a true story of a man of integrity, honor and dignity. And then pass on this story about what American values really mean, real traditional values that are not dead despite what some windbag politicians might think but are growing stronger every day in every one of us.

Never forget Ed Freeman, never forget any of our military and our public servants. Together we all make America what America really is the land of the free home of the brave where all men are created equal and where the responsibility of protecting freedom will always be the responsibility of every American.

Ed Freemans Story
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 . 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 a helicopter and you look up to see an unarmed 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 on Wednesday, June 25th, 2009, at the age of 80, in Boise , ID. May God rest his soul ad may his perpetual light shine upon him.

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Comment by Mark D. Baker on July 26, 2009 at 9:10am
Just a quick correction. Ed Freeman passed away in August of 2008, not June of 2009. Thank You Bobby Halton for posting this story. Ed Freeman was a great American Hero.
Comment by Mike Stallings on July 23, 2009 at 11:00am
Thank you Ed Freeman, and all you American Heroes who have served this country....God Bless you and your families..

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