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nhp651
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PostSubject: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 9:49 am

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
Shame on the media !!!

No matter how much you disagreed with the Vietnam, or any war for that matter, you have to give guys like this true admiration for the courage they show.




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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 10:03 am

A true HERO Neil
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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 11:01 am

RIP Captain Freeman

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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 am

Such a shame,RIP Captain.
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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 12:14 pm

It makes me feel very humble. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 4:30 pm

And there are many more people like that, that you never hear about.

There is much more I could say, but the wife has hidden my soap box.



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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 9:09 pm

And if he'd been a terrorist who once lived in Britain even without a legal right to stay here and had been held in Guantanamo Bay it would have been plastered all over the press about how his human rights had been violated
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PostSubject: Re: One to think about.   One to think about. EmptyFri Jan 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Respect for true Service is something sadly lacking in this world.

When the twin towers went down only the police and firemen were heading towards the danger.

Meanwhile in the UK politicians cheating on expenses were cutting the fire service numbers because of cost.

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