8.27.2009

VIETNAM VET: MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER ED FREEMAN


Our friend Jim the Vietnam Vet who wrote Jim's Story sent us this great email today and it deserves to be posted and noticed world wide. Ed Freeman was one of the bravest of men this country will ever see. Thanks so much for sending this Jim.

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 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 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 W. "Too Tall" Freeman (November 20, 1927 - August 20, 2008) May God rest his soul.

Since the Media didn't give him the coverage he deserves send this to ever red blooded American you know.

THANKS AGAIN ED FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR OUR COUNTRY.

RIP

4 comments:

Jerry Kelly said...

"wow gave me goose bumps, real unsung heros thank you jim for your service, real americans stories should be be in the main stream media,"

Ted Copeland said...

Well done Kimmer!

KennyK said...

He died August 20, 2008 and there was media coverage at that time when he actually passed away and not on the fictitious date posted in this story.

RetroKimmer said...

Yes Kenny the dte was incorrect in the story but the oint remains the same. Gratitude for his work in saving lives. My father was killed in action at Fire Base Fuller June 22, 1971. I posted this story as a tribute no disrespect whatsoever. If you like to correct what may be "fictitious" please feel free to email me the corrections and I'll be happy to post them properly.

KIM

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