Family Integrity #463 — God Speed, Ed Freeman

Family Integrity #463 — God Speed, Ed Freeman

Dear Friends,

We need heros today. Guys like Ed Freeman.

Craig & Barbara Smith

Home Education Foundation

God Speed, Ed Freeman

via Mike D’s Blog by Mike DiPetrillo on 7/13/09

As many of you know I’m an aviation nut. I know I haven’t been blogging lately here and it’s not for lack of trying. It’s also not because I’ve just been busy flying (although I would love for that to be the case). Cloud has just really taken off more than I ever thought it would and I’ve been extremely busy with customers all over the world. That’s not why I’m writing today. I’m going off topic to honor a real hero and to blast the media nuts for not picking this up. Instead we’re stuck with 24×7 for 25 days of Michael Jackson’s death. I’d like to honor someone else instead. Someone I’m not related to but I wish I was – Ed Freeman. Here’s Ed’s story…

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.

Thanks to the media for not picking this up. Someday I wish you all would report on something other than gossip or whatever got you ratings.

Thank you Ed, for everything you did for your country and your fellow Americans!

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