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March 3, 2011
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.

I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing, but we’ve sure seen a
whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering of
congress over Health Reform.

Medal of Honor Winner
Captain Ed Freeman

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One Comment leave one →
  1. leora tobias permalink
    March 3, 2011 7:34 pm

    Lack of electromagnectic field?

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