Shame on the American Media

Shame on the American Media

Ed Freeman
You're an 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 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, and 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, 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 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 sure were told a whole bunch about some Hip-Hop coward beating the crap out of his "girlfriend.”
Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!
Shame on the American Media

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9 years 2 weeks ago, 9:10 AM


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Nov 2008
New England Territory
ed freeman

you know youre a real man when you wont leave anybody behind.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
9 years 2 weeks ago, 10:19 AM


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President Pro Temp
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Dec 2008
commiefornia, United States

These guys did their job everyday, which meant more of our guys would live. All the guys that fought in this war are my HERO!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
9 years 2 weeks ago, 9:20 AM


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Lieutenant General
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Jan 2009
Newport, Wa

Thank you Ed Freeman for being the model of what an American soldier truly is. You are a hero to us all. Rest in peice and say hello to the Duke for us, our prayers are with your family.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
9 years 2 weeks ago, 9:47 AM


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Vice President
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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States
Hero is a stupid term

Superman is a hero. Lassie was a hero. Ed Freeman was a soldier. Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman. Those are the terms to describe people like this. A true soldier would do this because taking care of each other is the most important thing we do next to accomplishing the mission. I can guarantee this man has never said anything other than "I was just doing my job" when asked why he did what he did.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
9 years 1 week ago, 7:37 PM


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Brigadier General
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Nov 2008
San Mateo County, CA, United States
So true

How true this really is. These Hip-hop and alike are shit compared to this guy.

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9 years 2 weeks ago

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