E-Mail I received today......ONE GREAT MAN

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deerman, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Been there and know this place all tooooo well...........matter of fact this was the area where I broke both hands when chopping trees for a different LZ(landing zone)from an attack...didn't move fast enough and the tree got us...DUH,may this soldier Capt.Freeman rest in PEACE!


    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.




    Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman



    Shame on the American media !!!


    Now ... YOU pass this along to YOUR
    mailing list. Honor this real American.

    Please.


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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    This is a mix of both true and false information. See Snopes for the details.

    Ed Freeman was a real hero and a Medal of Honor Recipient who passed away in August of 2008. The actual story of his feat of heroism can be found on Snopes.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Inspiring!
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes thanks, I don't think I posted any of false information........
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    People like that should be the ones on the news...... A great man
     
  7. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember how they made that in to a political football on some of the talk stations. The man sounds like he was a true hero.

    When I was in the Army we had a PFC stay in our room. He was just there temporarily as he was processing out. We had a command inspection the day after he moved in. He layed in his bunk while we all busted our rear ends putting the finishing touches on all our gear that was subject to inspection. The inspection came the next morning. He pinned a medal to his pillow and left. It was the Medal of Honor. He was a PFC and was treated like a General. He had been in Nam. Like many of the Nam vets in that were still active duty in 1981 he had been busted down a few times along the way. The Army used to have career Privates. In 1982 they changed the rules so that you had to attain a certain rank by a certain number of years. That was why he was getting out. I never knew why he had a Medal of Honor, but the 1st Sgt said the guy was a real hero. He of course had seen his citation.
     

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