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Old 06-15-2009, 13:06   #31
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God bless you. Rest in Peace Warrior. A thank you, for what you have done, is simply not enough.
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Old 06-16-2009, 14:36   #32
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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 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 [August 20, 2008] at the age of 80, in Boise , ID. May God rest his soul. Ed Freeman!
Stedfast,

That's one of the finest posts I've read on this forum........ Well done Warrior Freeman....... He wasn't wearing a Green Beret but he certainly reflected what it's all about........ God bless men like that...............

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Old 06-16-2009, 14:57   #33
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Stedfast,

That's one of the finest posts I've read on this forum........ Well done Warrior Freeman....... He wasn't wearing a Green Beret but he certainly reflected what it's all about........ God bless men like that...............

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I do not believe that he wrote that, though there is no attribution.

It sounds like something Joe Galloway would have written, and is a great epitaph.

RIP, Major!

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Old 06-17-2009, 21:51   #34
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Geat post steadfast

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Old 06-23-2009, 19:19   #35
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I do not believe that he wrote that, though there is no attribution.
It sounds like something Joe Galloway would have written, and is a great epitaph.
RIP, Major!
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No, I did not write it, I recieved it from a retired Army First Sergeant, who happens to be an English Teacher now. But, I am not sure he wrote it either. So maybe Joe Galloway did.
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Old 06-23-2009, 19:33   #36
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You left off the rest of the e-mail which continued to circulate long after Too Tall's death.

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bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we sure were told whole bunch about some Hip-Hop Coward beating his "girlfriend"

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Ed Freeman!
Shame on the American Media

http://www.2news.tv/younews/44198482.html
Too Tall's obit was published and did make the news - I even saw it on CBS. Although I think the 'meat' of the e-mail is a worthy reminder to us all of the sacrifices of Americans like Too Tall, I do get tired of the e-politicizing.

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:57   #37
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Something sent to me by one of the C-130 pilots that took part in the Iranian Hostage Rescue attempt


You're a 19 year old kid.

You're critically wounded and dying in
the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .


It's November 11, 1967.
LZ (landing zone) X-ray.


Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac 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.

You look up to see a Huey coming in. But.. It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.

Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.


He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.


Even after the MedEvacs 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 3 of you at a time on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety.


And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!
Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.



He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey.



Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise , Idaho


May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:05   #38
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Re: Post #38

Do you read anything before posting?

Have you read Post #31?

And in Post#38, how did this not catch your attention?


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Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise , Idaho
I think you should read more and refrain from posting until your reading comprehension improves.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:14   #39
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Richard my apologies I missed post #31, point taken.
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