More on Captain Ed Freeman …God Bless Him, a True Hero

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 the bickering of congress over Health Reform

 Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman

Shame on the media !!! 

Now…YOU pass this along.

Honor this real hero.


 Thank you

(see the previous videos in this section about this remarkable man)



17 responses to “More on Captain Ed Freeman …God Bless Him, a True Hero

  1. Yes, very true, Hero.

  2. this hits me hard because I myself have family that it apart of the military and it would kill me if that ever happened. but I would want the world to know what he did for this country.

  3. Man this is a truly inspiring story of a man of valor. I never heard of him until now. I can not believe that he sustained that much injury in his part to save the men that were one foot in their grave. He was a truly remarkable man.

  4. This is so inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. So many people in this country are so wrapped up in the government and politicians, they forget the concept of America. This hero died and was probably one of the bravest men in America.

  5. wow this amazing! he risked his life for many men that he probably did not even know, and what is more shocking is that im barely finding out about this today. he is a true hero and may god bless his soul.

  6. Not to many people like him in the world. I’m glad to have read this story.

  7. I have never heard of Captain Ed Freeman before but, from what this is saying he must have been an amazing man. It is good to hear that our troops keeps their pledge to never leave a man behind.

  8. Whoa, sounds like something out of a movie. RIP Ed Freeman.

  9. True hero, he had courage and did everything possible to save those life’s. I recently watched this military movie and its true while a man is down and feels almost to the point where he feels no hope to be saved there are his buddies to rescue him. Never leave a man behind or down is what i see they value a lot towards.

  10. This man is an actual hero, I wish i could be as brave and as courageous as he was. That is true selflessness.

  11. He is definitely a true hero.

  12. The man was a hero and should be honored and respected as one. What an amazing story, it makes me wonder what I would do if I was placed in his situation.

  13. Amazing story what a hero. yeah and its true about the media I never heard anything about Captain Ed Freeman.

  14. Wow, I really can’t believe that I have heard nothing about him! He is definitely a true hero. He’s one of very few.

  15. This man is a true hero. I admire him for his courage and give him my greatest appreciation.

  16. We are blessed to have people like this who are willing to put other people above themselves. I can respect people like this.
    The media should report more stories like this, those people deserve to be recognized for the lives they have led.

  17. Selflessness at it’s finest, a true hero.

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