Thursday, April 2, 2009

Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman Dies

Medal of Honor recipient and veteran of three wars, a good man has passed away yesterday.

-please check out the full article at after this excerpt. We can all pay our respects toward someone of this caliber, as we all should strive to do something important, and meaningful in this short time on earth.

'As Ed "Too Tall" Freeman lay ill in a Boise hospital over the past few weeks, many came to pay their respects to the 80-year-old national war hero and former helicopter pilot.
One unexpected visitor offered a very personal thank you to Freeman, a veteran of three wars and recipient of the highest military award -- the Congressional Medal of Honor -- for his actions on Nov. 14, 1965, at Landing Zone X-Ray, Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam.
"A guy came into the hospital and said, 'You don't know me, but I was one of those people you hauled out of the X-Ray,'" said Mike Freeman, 54, one of Ed's two sons. "He said, 'Thanks for my life.' "
Freeman died Wednesday.

His Medal of Honor citation credits him with helping save 30 seriously wounded soldiers in 14 separate rescue missions in an unarmed helicopter. '

Link to article HERE (@ military dot com)

Rest in Peace Ed. You deserve it.


Chris "mobias's" brother said...

My Bro "mobias" posted that. Almost made me cry! its very true though you never hear of anything like this on the news in the real world! TV SUCKS!!!

mobias said...

I second that bro-
It seems it is MUCH more important that we have TV time alloted to the likes of Vince Neil picking the flavor of the month, plastic bubble-head for money! [Vince Neil's ROCK of LOVE!]