View Full Version : Another Hero Gone

11-03-09, 07:55 AM
You're a 19 year old kid.

You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , on 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 1/2 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 an un-armed 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 anyway. Even 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 times.

He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID

May God Rest His Soul.

I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing,

but we've sure seen a whole bunch about celebrities passing!!!

Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!

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11-03-09, 08:20 AM
I remember reading about this pilot. Outstanding job. May god bless him and watch over his family. Semper Fi

11-03-09, 08:24 AM
His family will be in my prayers. Its heros like him that everybody should be talking about.

11-03-09, 09:02 AM
I just finished reading "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young" (the movie left out 90% of what really happened). This mans bravery saved the men of 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry.
To also add to the story, Ed Freeman fought on Pork Chop hill in Korea as an enlisted soldier earning a battlefield commission.

Rest in Peace Sir you shall not be forgotten.