On August 20, 2008, a true hero left this world.

–  My Take  –

I didn’t know this man.  I never even heard of him.  So why when I read that he passed on a few years ago did it bring such emotion.  The type usually reserved for friends and family.

Captain Ed Freeman was a Vietnam veteran.  He went to war for his country.  Like most of those brave young Americans,  his only hopes were to fight for freedom, achieve victory and return home.

So when I hear a story like this I fill with two distinct emotions.  The first is the emotion of love and respect for all those who ‘man the wall’ so that we can live free here in this great land.


The second emotion comes from the very fact that I never heard of him.

These heroes can never be thanked enough yet the American media pays no attention to them.  It pays no attention to their bravery, their heroics or their unlimited patriotism.   The American media pays no attention unless of course these brave Americans are somehow involved in some scandal or politically incorrect situation.

And this is what brings on my second emotion when I hear about the passing of every Ed Freeman.   It is the emotion of frustration, resentment and even hatred.

The American media is a national disgrace.  It is in the forefront of those responsible for tearing apart the very fabric of America that the Ed Freemans fought and died to preserve.

This pathetic media is not only void of any journalistic talents or patriotic obligations,  they are despicable and they are disgraceful because they are ungrateful.   Ungrateful to our brave military that fights for their freedoms.   Ungrateful to these great men that offer their lives to protect our lives.  Ungrateful to our brave military that fights for their very existence and the success that they otherwise could never have achieved.

Thank God for the Ed Freemans of the world and our great military that produces them.


Here’s The Story on Captain Ed Freeman

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 seen a whole bunch about Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods and the bickering of congress over Health Reform.

Medal of  Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman

Shame on the American media !!!

Now … YOU pass this along to YOUR  mailing list.  Honor this real American.

Here’s the Link: http://houraney.com/2010/12/captain-ed-freeman-all-american-hero/


Dennis – USMC


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