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Whats happened to America?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by spaulding88, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    spaulding88

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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.

    ......Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your commanding officer has ordered the MedEvac 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 the 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.
    Capt. 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 seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, and the bickering of congress over Health Reform.

    Medal of Honor Winner

    Captain Ed Freeman

    Shame on the American media !!!

    Honor this real American.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    (Insert salute smily here) :pray: God bless him and his family.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    MedlinAround

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    Amen. God bless his family and thank you!
     
  4. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    chris4x4

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  8. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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  11. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    solus HOME!!!

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    But RIP... Too Tall :pray:

    I salute you sir
     
  12. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    God bless!
     
  13. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Thank you for sharing this story. RIP Captain, and may these stories of heroism fill more of our news.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Didn't he die in 2008?


    Anyways, what a brave man. Rest in peace.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Honoring & remembering our fallen heroes is much more important than all that hollyweird nonsense. God bless him and all those like him.
     
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    God bless him and his service and his family. What happened to america? Technology, video games, reality tv, opera etc. We became soft and let the pacifistic tree hugers rule our country, not to mention every other liberal bastard that comes alone and wants to change our country. By taking prayer out of school and at the same time, approve the building of a mosque next to ground zero of 911 bombings.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Amen.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    god bless him and America. I think i've heard of him before
     
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