November 11, 1965

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    November 11, 1965.

    You're a 19 year old kid.

    You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley.
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    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 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 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 more 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 , Idaho .

    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 Tiger Woods. . ...

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    Medal of Honor Winner

    Ed Freeman

    Shame on the American media !!!
     
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    That is what the word Hero is all about.
     
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    He died August 20, 2008.
     
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    Well, I just got the email this week! Didn't even know he existed until then. But hey, as the post says, we ALL know who Tiger Woods did! :tongue:

    So the post is well intended. I hope it is taken that way.
     
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    War is a glorious abstraction, beautiful from far away, tragic and horrible up close, no one wants to see it up close. But consider the changes from Nam till today in media coverage. Lots of it, but at what cost, really none as the draft is gone and the impact of real war on the soldiers gets small coverage. A few days ago I road my bike by my old high school and viewed the plaque with our Nam dead. Three from 65 whose faces and smiles and dreams I still remember. Each night instead of the silly reality crap they should show a biography of a dead soldier. Imagine the impact as the numbers add up and the faces and the sadness. Weird when 911 happened all the biographies made the papers and TV, time to show the real cost of war.
     

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