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Michael Jackson dies and its 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

Ed Freeman

Imagine 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.

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.

THANKS AGAIN, ED, FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR OUR COUNTRY.

RIP

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A neighbor/friend of mine was a chopper pilot in Nam. Occasionally he'll tell tales of some of the situations he endured. I have gained a tremendous respect and admiration for all those that serve or have served in our military. I never did but looking back now, I honestly wish I had.

Thank you to Ed Freeman and all of his comrades for your service to our country.... even those of us that probably didn't deserve it.

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Thank you for sharing a great story about a man who was no doubt one of the greats.

R.I.P Ed Freeman

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True American Hero. We do need to hear more about these types of people. Great post, I love reading stories of these types of Heros.

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I hate reading stories of fallen brothers in posts like this....because it means our media failed to give them the respect they deserve. But thanks for sharing.

RIP Brother. Fair winds and following seas.

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Michael Jackson dies and its 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

Whereas Ed Freeman is a true American hero, it's easy to see why the media spent more time on Michael Jackson.

Ed Freeman passed away in 2008

Presented the Medal of Honor in 2001

His actions occurred in 1965

Ed Freeman

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God Bless Ed Freeman.

Thanks for this post and honoring Ed. Sad, Sad, Sad...

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There is no doubt we have our priorities messed on these kinds of things.

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Ed Freeman was a real person and a true hero, but he died in 2008!

What is truly pathetic is that he gets "honored" by having folks change the date of his death and use the story of his heroics to piddle on the grave of some goofy popstar.

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Sorry Peat, I just got that e-mail from a very good friend that 95% of the time he pass's info along it is correct. Thus I asumed it was. Reguardless it's still a shame.

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Ed Freeman pass in August of 2008 ( Thanks Peat) I just googled his name, I wish everyone would also visit that site to see what a true hero he was/is and read the article. Very great man!

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Are there ED FREEMAN LIVES! Bumper Stickers?

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