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another american hero gone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sheepdip, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    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 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 heard a whole bunch about WhitneyHouston, Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, that sicko Sandusky, and a 72- day sham marriage.

    Shame on the media !!!
  2. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    i think he was just trying to make a point. things like a medal of honor winner can pass and it doesent make it past the local news. but the media pounds this other crap everyday for weeks on end.
    i didnt realize that he had passed 4 years ago, the message is still the same.
  4. branson4020

    branson4020 Forest Grove, OR Active Member

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  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually while the mainstream media and the entertainment news might not have covered this story. I do remember when he passed reading the story of his galor on at least 5 different discussion forums. Firearms, Vintage Audio, Photography, and a Willys Jeep group. SO the story hit many many people. The Photography forum alone has over 800K registered readers all over the world. The Vintage Audio group I read it on first has almost 100K mostly USA and Canada but also from all over the world.

    He is remembered.
  6. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    I also remember when he passed. A man among men A true american hero.
  7. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    We idolized and memorialized Whitney Houston, yet looked the other way concerning her well known substance abuse

    and tumultuous life with singer Bobby Brown.

    Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a
    substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

    Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a
    celebrity drug addict and thief.

    Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian's stupid wedding [and
    short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats, While........

    Justin Allen 23
    Brett Linley 29
    Matthew Weikert 29
    Justus Bartett 27
    Dave Santos 21
    Jesse Reed 26
    Matthew Johnson 21
    Zachary Fisher 24
    Brandon King 23
    Christopher Goeke 23
    and Sheldon Tate 27...

    Are all Marines who gave their lives last month for us. There is no
    media for them; not even a mention of their names.

    Young Men who most likely came from rural America seeking a chance
    to better themselves and to serve this county.
  8. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't anyone ever check Snopes before posting this stuff?