A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news.

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  1. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Michael Jackson dies and it’s 24/7 news coverage. A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news.

    Ed Freeman

    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.


    Since the media didn't give him the coverage he deserves, we will.


    THANKS AGAIN, ED, FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR OUR COUNTRY.
    RIP
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I read that somewhere, but no, it did not get the attention he deserved. He didn't have any #1 hits.............sad state of the country right there. :(
     

  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ed Freeman is an American hero. Freeman and others did the Med-Evac job of 1/7 Cav. at Ia Drang because Med-Evac refused to go into a hot LZ. May he rest in peace.
     
  4. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Rest in peace Solder
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    America has been led down the trail of socialism for quite a few years, at least sense the 20th century. With the schools teaching their personal platforms we have seen that True American Hero’s who risked their all, for this great country, Belittled, ridiculed, spit on and just plane old hated.

    A lot of this really started around the middle 60’s when socialism became popular in our collages. It was ok to hire a socialist teacher who would corrupt the minds of our children. In order for socialism to be thrust up on Americans they would have to infiltrate all out higher learning and thusly infiltrate our lower grades as time passed. That being done they have their hands in teaching our children the evil’s of socialism and teach them that it is the right way to be.

    Part of the socialist/communist agenda is to institute sexual perversion as the norm, and excepted way of life. Other teachings they have to instill in our children are such things as GOD does not exist, what the news media tells you is the truth, degrade our Hero’s as war mongers/killers/and purveyors of lies. Replace Art with abstract, ugly things that no one knows what it is and convince the children that it represents something special. These are but a few things that socialists must corrupt in order for them to gain power over a free nation and subject it to their form of slavery.

    Now you might say what does this have to do with our Hero’s? Well it has a lot to do with them sense one goal is to degrade our Hero’s and make them seem as the bad guys.

    We see the on the television and read in our publications the exaltation and Saintliness of such people like Michael Jackson, Cha Gavara, Cindy Sheehan, who never risked their lives for one thing American. Never do they join the military and offer their sacrifice to preserve our great country, but yet these self same people will have icons erected to their memory of everything from sexual perversion to down right American bashing.

    The anti-war memorials that have been erected in the U.S. are an affront to the sacrifices that our true Hero’s like Pappy Boyington, Ed Freeman, Ira Hayes, and to many more to list here. Though they are unrecognized as the Hero’s by the socialists, they are not forgotten by many still true patriotic Americans.

    Keep posting the news of such Hero’s on this board because I am not ashamed of them one dam bit.

    opaww
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That is the type of man this country needs more of but sadly they are harder and harder to find. I'm sure the wives and children of those he saved will always remember this great American and what he did for their familes. I would like to see the wake at his funeral, I bet it was HUGE!
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Rest in Peace Hero Freeman!
     
  8. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Thanks for the post. Truly a hero's hero.
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Flew as a passenger with Too Tall many years ago. Man could fly about anything the Army had.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Rest in Peace Too Tall, you were everything that a hero embodies and you are sadly missed!

    God Speed Soldier!

    JD
     
  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Rest in peace. You have earned your rest.
     
  12. OC357

    OC357 New Member

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    RIP Ed Freeman

    OC
     
  13. talk2chuck

    talk2chuck New Member

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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
     
  14. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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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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  15. MichaelG

    MichaelG New Member

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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?
     
  16. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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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.

    Jack
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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

    We all get burned at one point or another trying to pass on important information.

    JD
     
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