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Posted: Mar 30 2012, 07:52 PM
Little Stinker's "Misty"
Member No.: 8
Joined: 28-December 06
You're a 19 year old kid.
You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the
Central Highlands of Viet Nam ..
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
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
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 !!!
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
Now... YOU pass this along. Honor this real hero.
Posted: Mar 31 2012, 12:24 AM
Full Member Level Four
Member No.: 16
Joined: 15-February 07
Sad but true. And what is hot at the movies? HUNGER GAMES. Sickening. We went to the theatre, for the first time in YEARS to see Courageous. That was a good movie.
Now we hear about "October Baby," but as far as I know it is not in Canadian theaters yet.