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. He was buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.
Where did you get that date of death from, exactly?
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
~ George S. Patton (1944)