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A Digger salutes a Yank

Postby redback » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:32 am

This was sent to me on 25-4-2017, ANZAC DAY. The day Australia remembers those fallen in war. It looks a bit old but regardless, I salute Captain Ed Freeman and all who served with him, past and present. Hero.


You're a 19 year old kid.
You are critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .
It's November 11, 1967.
LZ (landin...g 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 thug Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin,
The gov. shut down, "what difference does it make!!!?")
and the bickering of congress over Health & OBAMA CARE!
BUT NOTHING ABOUT THE PASSING OF
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman.
Shame on the media !!!,
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Re: A Digger salutes a Yank

Postby 327retro » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:02 pm

Thanks Mate, It's a sad state that we hear of such things from half way around the world.

Lately I've been hearing more from the British news and now from down under than what the liberal democrat news media here in the colonies is capable of. It's hard for me to fathom how these people that were born and live in the freest nation in the world hate it so much.

Socialism is and has failed every time it's tried. I recon they, the media, democrats and elitists think they can do better. A study in real history is in order rather than this revisionist crap that has been taught since the 60's.

May God bless his family and hold Captain Ed Freeman soul dear. Well done RB, very well done.

G'Day to you and yours.
Be a flirt raise your skirt.
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Re: A Digger salutes a Yank

Postby redback » Mon May 01, 2017 7:31 am

Lest we forget
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Re: A Digger salutes a Yank

Postby honora » Sun May 21, 2017 11:14 pm

I couldn't agree with you two more. RB, thank you for sharing - I will never forget...
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