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Old 07-22-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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Rest in peace. You have earned your rest.

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RIP Ed Freeman


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Old 07-22-2009, 04:59 PM   #13
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Hey I recognize that name from the movie "We Were Soldiers." Also somone who died was "Shifty" Powers-an original Band of Brothers
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Rest in Peace, my brothers in arms! Your bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten! Those of us who have served will never forget to honor you.

Ed Freeman, Medal of Honor Recipient

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:55 PM   #15
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Um, Wikipedia ain't a reliable resource for much more than dates of birth/death.
Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman (November 20, 1927 - August 20, 2008)

Freeman died on August 20, 2008 due to complications from Parkinson's disease.[1] He was buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.[2]

Where did you get that date of death from, exactly?
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You my sir are correct. You have warranted me to further investigate this further. It looks like we have been duped by the public who felt that his passing needed to be honored and noted in light of some past Hollywood drama BS that seems to be more important to the inquiring public then this heroes passing. Ed actually passed away August 21, 2008. This is what I found on Scopes.com.

snopes.com: Ed Freeman

I apologize for not researching this matter before posting, I thought it was a reliable source, especially being listed on a reputable military based forum. I still honor the man and his life saving heroics, and indeed, he has not been forgotten, as you can plainly see.



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No Harm Done. We all still honor the man and his deeds. The facts are now out there.

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