Sunday, July 12, 2009

~ War Hero Ed Freeman To Honor ~

Ed Freeman
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 out numbered 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 know 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 helicopter, and you look up to see an
un-armed 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
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at the age of 80, in Boise, ID.
May God rest his soul.

Medal of Honor Winner

Ed Freeman!

The Media didn't give him the coverage he deserves.

Freeman died on August 20, 2008 due to complications from Parkinson's disease.[1] He was buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.[2
THANKS AGAIN, ED, FOR WHAT YOU SELFLESSLY DID FOR OUR COUNTRY AND ITS MEN IN UNIFORM. May God bless your soul, we are in deep gratitude for your selflessness & heroism.


  1. RIP Mr. Freeman...there is bound to be a special place for you in Heaven.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to such an unselfish and brave hero. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wonderful story and tribute Marydon, absolutely chilling, and of course he didn't get the honor he deserved, they seldom seem to. Now I'm sure he has his wings.
    ♥ Teresa

  4. Take heart my friend. Mr. Ed Freeman HAS gotten the reward he long deserved. It just didn't come this side of heaven.

    Beautiful tribute to a precious soul...


  5. I read this with tears in my eyes. My hubby served in Vietnam but was lucky enough not to encounter such violent and frightening situations. Thank the Lord for heroes like Mr. Freeman and......God certainly knows what he did and I'm sure his reward in heaven is GREAT.

  6. A wonderful tribute, Thank GOD for men like these. I am a proud American.
    Blessings, Kelley

  7. That's a wonderful tribute to yet another unsung hero.

    Sad that the wars continue today.

  8. A long salute to an unsung hero!!

    He did his part.....

  9. What a wonderful tribute...yes, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ed. We have lived our lives because of you.

    Oh and I would love to serve you a butter horn from a package after a horse ride! LOL! :)

    Lots of hugs!


  10. Hi Marydon,
    Thank you for honoring Ed Freeman, I know if it wasn't for men and women like him I would not be able to enjoy the freedoms that i do,one of them is being able to sit on a Sunday afternoon and converse with friends via internet and not have fear of being hauled away for having attended a worship service earlier in the day.
    I am always inspired when I visit you, you have been such a blessing to me. Thank you.

  11. May he now rest in peace. I am sure that day haunted him every single day of his remaining life. I am all too familiar with what that war did to our people. Unfortunately we now have our Iraq vets that are going to have to live with the nightmares of that war. And we all our going to have to pay for the alcholism, drug addiction and the fractured families caused by this war. Decades later we are still paying for the Viet Nam war in so many ways.
    Thank you for sharing with us, this hero. Susan

  12. Oh, praise God for Ed Freeman! Bless his heart! What a heroic, courageous man! Thanks for sharing this!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  13. ~~Marydon~~ I am honored to respond to this blog today. First of all, thank you so much for following my own "pathetic" blog these past few weeks. I have felt so uninformative and scattered these days with the recent traumas in my life...but I'm starting to bounce back some. So a very special "thank you" for thinking of me, Marydon. It is appreciated.
    Back to Ed Freeman...what a special hero in our lives and I am honored to be able to contribute as well. There are men that served unselfishly like he did and that's what gives us the freedom we enjoy. My husband served in Vietnam as pararescue for the Air Force. He has flown with men like Ed as the pilot. It must have been really scary for them. Very nice of you to honor him and pay tribute to his memory. A "21 gun salute" to him as he rests in total peace.
    Hugs to you...Mary H.

  14. Good evening Marydon.... I have my "Knock Me Off My Feet Monday" post up... come see! ;)

    Have a blessed week sweet friend...


  15. Oh Marydon, what an outstanding, beautiful post. I always get so excited to come to your blog. I know I am in for a treat. It is always icing on my cake. Thank you for sharing with me today. My husband served in Viet Nam as well, and not only did they serve their country and some not make it home, the ones that did they were so horribly treated by Americans when they came back. My husband has horror stories to tell. I take my hat off to all of the wonderful soldiers who have and are serving this country. God Bless them Every One. Wonderful post Marydon, just wonderful. Country Hugs, Sherry

  16. What a wonderful post! And what a shame that the media focuses on stories like Michael Jackson instead of stories of true heros like this man! Love this!!! Do you mind if I post this on my blog in the future??? Enjoy your week!

  17. Great post. It was so nice to read about this brave man (who happens to be from my hometown). I know there are so many who have gone from this earth without the recognition they so deserve. Thank you for sharing Ed's story with us.

  18. This post was so lovely and touching.

  19. A wonderful touching reminder of what it truly takes to be a hero!! May we all keep this man in our hearts and minds.

  20. God Bless him! Now THAT is a hero! Not someone that can throw a football or shoot a hoop. I have some pictures for you, I'll email soon, however the salt and pepper shakers have gone MIA! I'll tell you ALL about it. Have a great Monday.

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  22. Thanks for taking time to salute the men who make our way of life possible. My brother was a helicopter pilot who crashed in Vietnam and was rescued. But he gave his life for our country a few months later when a troop plane he was a passenger on crashed in the Colorado mountains. I always enjoy your comments when you visit me. Thanks for stopping by.