Courage and Ed Freeman

Reblogger Tere Rottink
Real Estate Agent with CoastalVa Realty Inc

There are few words that I can add to this piece.  Living in a military community, and being married to a retired service man makes me appreciate so much more courage that goes unnoticed.  To all my friends and friends to be who are serving our country, I thank you!!

Beware this is a tear jearker.

Original content by Liz Moras Migic

It's so interesting what makes the news and what doesn't - isn't it?  Often it is the headlines that grab our attention - and give the impression that it is those headlines that are important, impactful and relevant.  Were it only so.  Should this have been on the front page maybe?

Courage.     

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 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 seen

a whole  bunch about Michael

Jackson and Tiger Woods.  

 

Medal of  Honor

Winner  Captain Ed Freeman  ...

 

 

                                          

 

If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Cultus Lake, Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.     

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Jim Cheney
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Some other's reposted this also.  I'm glad I read it.  I think after being hit once, I would have stayed out.

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I'm an Air Force brat, and I also graduated from Texas A&M University, which commissions more military officers than all except the military academies. I think that's why I've always enjoyed it best when I live in a community that has a large contingent of military personnel, such as San Diego.

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