Medal of Honor

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  1. Zoom-boing
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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. The media has no honor and God is watching.

    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.

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    Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman


    ETA: My brother sent me this via email; I do not know the original author. It's a sad day in America when true heroes are forgotten and fake idols are worshiped.
     
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    All that sounds heroic

    But he couldn't do the "moon walk"

    That's what is important to the American media. :evil:
     
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    Sad but true.
     
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    real heroes, are often unnoticed. out of sight, out of mind could be in play, as well.//
     
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    You're absolutely correct with this Zoom-boing. Our priorities are really screwed up here of late.
     
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    In our twisted culture.

    A child molester is a national hero.

    And a CMH holder is nothing :evil:
     
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    Ours aren't.
    The media's are.
     
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    It was never proven that he was a child molester, but beside that,
     
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    Every time I read or hear the combat action report of a Medal of Honor recipient.

    I get a lump in my throat and my eyes start to mist up.
     
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