What you have not heard and what you may never know could be the end of journalism in America.
There is an America that for the most part has gone un-noticed, these days you might think that our nation needs to Apologize to everyone for every thing, that we need to take down the Ten Commandments, that we must remove or deface a Cross (an inanimate object,) down because it might offend someone or that someone has confused an object with a religion?
But then You hear a story like this one.
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. (No Apology is Needed)
I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing,but we’ve sure
seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering
of congress over Health Reform.
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
Shame on the American media if you can even call them the media any longer
for they do not report on the news, they only report on things that are sick
and depraved, they only report on news stories they often cannot prove.
They even report on news stories that are false and they do not fact check.
There are thousands of people Like Ed out there that are American Heroes.
Yet the media does not even know them…