Captain Ed Freeman is coming
By: Patrap , 4:24 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Ed Freeman is a Medal Of Honor recipient because of his heroic actions on November 14th, 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley, Republic Of Vietnam. He constantly put his personal life in peril 14 times to save over 30 wounded soldiers in battle. When he passed away on August 20th, 2008, there was little mention of his passing by the media as there were Crooked Politicians, bad Hollywood Stars and numerous other hum drum stories to report instead. This tribute is not only for Ed Freeman, but for all of the Medal Of Honor recipients who may have gone unnoticed by the media. May they never be forgotten, ever.
Ode to a American Hero, now gone to rest.
Ed Freeman receives the Medal of Honor on July 16, 2001
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 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.
Army version of the Medal of Honor
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