Monday, July 13, 2009
Honoring Ed Freeman
You're a 19-year-old kid fresh out of boot camp, critically wounded and dying in the la Drang Valley, 14NOV1965. Your infantry unit is outnumbered, and the enemy fire from 100-200 yards away is so intense your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MedEvac choppers to quit coming in. Lying there in pools of your own blood, listening to the incessant machine gun fire, you know you're not getting out. Your family is halfway around the world, you'll never see them again and as the world fades in and out, you're certain your hour has come.
Then, over the battle noise, you hear a helicopter and look up to see an unarmed Huey that doesn't seem real with no markings on it. It's Ed Freeman and he's coming for you. He's not MedEvac, it's not his job, but he's flying a Huey down into the machine gun fire after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come...He came anyway, drops in, and sits there in the machine gun fire as they load two or three and then flies them away to the doctors and nurses. And he keeps coming back, 13 or so more times, and takes you and 30 of your buddies to safety who would never have gotten out. Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman died 25MAR2009 at 80 years of age in Boise, Idaho and is awaiting the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Since the legacy media (ABCNNBCBS) didn't give him the coverage he deserved, Galt-in-Da-Box thought you might like to know, and appreciate what he did for our country.
Big hat-tip to JSD!