Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman

You’re an 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 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.
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 the crap out of his “girlfriend” or Winner

I saw this over on AirmanMom‘s site and had to post this here as well,here folks is my meaning of a gentleman!
P.S. we could use more men like this as role models! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

16 Comments on “Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman

  1. When I read this on your site I just had to share it here as well. Poeple need to have role models like this Gentileman!That\’s my story and I\’m sticking to it!

  2. That\’s a dynamic story of courage and loyalty, Mike.I salute Ed Freeman and his memory.

  3. Mari,thank you.Nick,I could not agree with you more.Just Be real,I thank you Brother for his service,as I do Nick whe served as well.

  4. Mike,I saw this over at Airman Mom\’s. Thanks for posting it and giving others a chance to learn about this man\’s remarkable feats. He is a hero.Blessings for another great day.Mary

  5. Akelamalu,and also thank AIRMANMOM,she brought him to my attension on her site,I mearly copy and pasted it here and added my own Post Script to it.

  6. I\’ve interviewed a lot of servicemen – and the bravest ones always say they are no different from their buddies.Some years ago I interviewed people who were in the real Great Escape in WWII.

  7. That is true,we were only doing our jobs.the true hereo are the ones who gave their lives.I Thank all for their service.

  8. I\’m with you on this one Mike. Much of today\’s young think it\’s so uncool to serve this great country. What a shame.Big hug. ­čÖé

  9. Sandee,yes it is a shame.Our parent\’s generation went when needed,I was proud to put my uniform on when it was my time as well.

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