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Medal of honor winner Capt. Ed Freeman

bman~AVA~BTTB 2012/03/22 02:45:19
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Folks, here's a tribute to one of our own Viet Nam vets who is also a Medal Of Honor recipient. I want to post this in honor of all of our brave men and women in the U.S. armed forces all over the world.
















































































































































































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.

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 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 that 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.

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 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
heard a whole bunch about that Whitney Houston (OD), the lovely Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, The sicko Sandusky, and a 72-day Sham marriage of the "Kar-trashian"
person.














Shame on the media !!!

Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman


Now... YOU pass this along. Honor this real hero.


Please

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  • beach bum 2012/06/17 09:38:44
    Bman that's incredible!
    beach bum
    +1
    wow, definition of a hero in my book
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 18:03:32 (edited)
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Yes sir that's what I also thought. I first heard of the Capt. last year when I had gotten a similar message. He was still alive back then. When I got this message saying he had passed I thought that as a retired military man myself that he should be honored here. I would have loved to have shook his hand and to show my appreciation to him.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 20:38:41
    beach bum
    +1
    totally agree.... i know that wars have changed over the years but it is a good thing to show respect for those who keep us safe as well as these Moh soldiers :-)
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 20:41:26
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I agree. We're the land of the free because of our brave.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 20:47:27
    beach bum
    +1
    yes,
    unless i am wrong, i think that some soldiers were awarded it twice?

    wrong soldiers awarded
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 21:24:03
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I've not checked into that. It's possible. And if so then that is quite incredible as it's near impossible to get awarded once and live thru it. Most M.O.H. recipients get that award posthumously.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 21:36:50
    beach bum
    +1
    the marines awarded one recently as did the army
    the posthumously ones went out to the rangers in somalia ut i am just throwing out facts offa the top of my head
    it is one hell of a honor
    i know one guy here who received it from the korean war era
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 23:11:55
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    To me, those are the real hero's of the military. Along with our P.O.W's and our K.I.A.'s. They deserve our ultimate respect.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 23:20:33
    beach bum
    +1
    yes, here is a question that i just posted:

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  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 23:28:08
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Yeah, I saw that one there Darthoz. The so called media is all f#$ked up with the way they report things and what they consider news worthy and not newsworthy! Many thanks for sending this to me. I put in my 2 cents worth in on it.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 23:32:13 (edited)
    beach bum
    +1
    thanks, this sh site is funny
    i answered a post about heckling president obama which i said it would be rude to...the guy answers back about me moving to korea or china...lol...he has no clue i served 20 years in the military

    thanks for the input on my question and the help brother

    moving korea china lol clue served 20 years military input
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 23:35:10
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Any time my friend. Glad to do it. Yeah, I try to watch out for all our brothers and sisters in arms and give them all the support that I can.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 23:38:22
    beach bum
    +1
    thanks. greatly appreciated.
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 23:45:21
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    We military types have to stick together. It's pretty well obvious that the civilians aren't gonna do it for us. It's like this group I joined up with. I've been with them for a couple years now. They're called the Patriot Guard Riders. They're a great group of folks that watch out for our military members when they pass away and all. When a military member dies(whether active or retired) if the family calls us up then we will show up in force and provide a barrier between the family members and any low life's that try to disrupt the services.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/17 23:52:03
    beach bum
    +1
    yes, there are some organizations here in hawaii that support veterans....there is one biker club in maui which allows any service member to join, i want to share this image with you of the guys that keep us safe and you never hear about them since they are silent and get the job done:

    service member join share image guys safe hear silent job
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/17 23:58:45
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I appreciate this my friend. Yeah, our SEALS do a job out there and will rarely get any recognition as most of what they do is very much classified. I have the utmost of respect for those folks. They've got a very tough gig.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 00:11:00
    beach bum
    +1
    i will brb
    have to clear all the cookies on this pc

    i just wanted to add the marines here as well with their marsoc

    brb clear cookies pc add marines marsoc
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 00:22:48
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Well I thank you for doing that. Very nice indeed!
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 00:26:36
    beach bum
    +1
    thanks....pc is a bit better now
    us army spec ops

    pc army spec ops
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 00:43:47
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    There you go. Great looking patch for sure.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 00:45:20
    beach bum
    +1
    as this one too:

  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 00:47:35
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    What is this one? Army green beret??
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 00:54:34
    beach bum
    +1
    yes, de oppresso liber = to liberate the oppressed
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 01:06:35
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    That's what I thought.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 01:08:19
    beach bum
    +1
    i am going to post the last sf image i have on the question of mine that we were talking on and then i have to take off to go get some chow

    thanks
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 01:12:44
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Sounds like a winner for sure. I really should be putting my motorcycle back together too.
  • beach bum bman~AV... 2012/06/18 01:17:35
    beach bum
    +1
    ok brother, has been a pleasure talking to another vet here on sh...aloha from oahu, hawaii

    brother pleasure talking vet sh aloha oahu hawaii
  • bman~AV... beach bum 2012/06/18 01:38:46
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    It "has" been good. Many thanks my friend.
  • FAM of the OMC 2012/03/29 08:26:14
    Bman that's incredible!
    FAM of the OMC
    +1
    A true American hero! Farewell and Godspeed MAJ Freeman, meet you on the high ground!

    (and FYI Mr. Bman, it's "recipient" not "winner" as it says in the title. But I believe you know this. Thanks for the great post!)
  • bman~AV... FAM of ... 2012/03/29 08:36:02
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I appologize my friend. That was a tactical error on my part. You are very much correct here. Many thanks for coming.
  • FAM of ... bman~AV... 2012/03/29 08:39:12
    FAM of the OMC
    +1
    My pleasure, as I always consider it a privalege to read the citations of our American heros. My wife had the distinct honor of escourting MAJ Freeman during a MoH ceremony in Colorado many years ago. The picture of them together hangs in a place of honor in our living room, in the midst of our family photos.
  • bman~AV... FAM of ... 2012/03/29 08:50:02
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    Oh WOW!!! That "is" an honor for sure! That to me would be the highest honor next to actually receiving the MOH. That is something to keep for life there.
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2012/03/26 10:43:48
    Bman that's incredible!
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +1
    This man deserves multiple medals of honor for this. This is absolutely above and beyond. He's a true hero.

    medal of honor
  • bman~AV... STU~PWC... 2012/03/26 18:17:31
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Many thanks my friend! I wholeheartedly agree here. He "is" a true hero
  • joe ramirez 2012/03/22 18:43:19
    Bman that's incredible!
    joe ramirez
    +1
    Thanks for posting this, and i am thankful for all our men and women in uniform.
  • bman~AV... joe ram... 2012/03/22 18:59:06
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    I appreciate that Joe. I thought it would be a fitting thing for our military folks.
  • Scout 2012/03/22 12:57:26
    Bman that's incredible!
    Scout
    +2
    That dude was was a man's man.
  • bman~AV... Scout 2012/03/22 17:59:45
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    Many thanks Rspell. I agree completely.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/03/22 11:02:34
    Bman that's incredible!
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    God Bless him, his family and all of our troops.
  • bman~AV... jmc0780... 2012/03/22 18:00:11
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Amen to that my friend.

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