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CMH Winner Ed Freeman Has Passed On.

Discussion in 'Military' started by badguybuster, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Michael Jackson dies and it’s 24/7 news coverage. A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news. The media has no honor and God is watching.


    Who is Ed Freeman
    You're a 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 a helicopter and you look up to see an unarmed 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 on Wednesday, June 25th, 2009, at the age of 80, in Boise, ID. May God rest his soul.

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    Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman

    Since the media didn't give him the coverage he deserves, send this to every red-blooded American you know.






     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Oh, well. At least he was a REAL hero.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    yeah i agree, our country is awful. y should all the troops around the world not be talked about. but once a fucking actor, singer, or athelete die, then the media cant shut the hell up! im so glad that this awesome country has no respect for the men & women that serve & die for it!
     
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    THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A SOLDIER IN IRAQ .

    I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael Jackson . As we all

    know, Jackson died the other day. He was an entertainer who performed for decades.

    He made millions, he spent millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villain to many people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point of my rant.

    Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood, and even Congress
    sees the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

    Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a freaking martyr because he entertained us for
    a few decades? What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America .

    Where is there moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good
    ridence," and "Thank God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and
    WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"

    I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson,
    they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan .




    They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE, those that are living

    and those that have gone on, have provided for them.



    But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen to. We only shed our blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

    Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it.
    Feel free to pass this along if you want.

    Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is serving in the military;

    "So that others may live..."

    - Isaac

    Only two people have ever effectively given their lives for you.

    Jesus Christ and The American G.I.

    One died for your sins, the other died to give you freedom.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    ^^ Well put.
     
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