There were no tickets to his funeral

There were no tickets to his funeral


You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray , Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac 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 1/2 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 an un-armed Huey!! But... it doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.
Ed Freeman is coming for you..!!
He's not Medi-Vac so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway. Even after the Medi-Vacs 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 2 or 3 of you on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the Doctors and Nurses.
And, he kept coming back..!! 13 more times..!!
He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID
May God Rest His Soul.

I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing...we had 24/7 coverage of Michael Jackson instead.

att00001 - there were no tickets to his funeral

Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!

Shame on the American Media..!!

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  • 13

    That's so bullshit. All people in America care about is some transvestite pop-singer who died of drug overdose. Whoopty-fucking doo. I don't really give a shit if he was a legend in his time, fuck him. He raped little kids and had a sex change. I've never heard of this guy Ed Freeman until now, and already I give him 1,000,000,000 times more respect than I would ever give to Micheal Jackson. People are always willing to talk about the bad news because they know that everybody will agree with them. People never talk about good news because they're afraid of getting into an argument with someone over a difference of opinion. Citizens of America have become so concerned about their own personal wealth and reputation that they forgot about the people who actually make a difference. +3 in honor of Mr. Freeman. R.I.P.

    Dammit! MJ even took over this post.
    - BobTheJanitor November 5, 2010, 4:53 am
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    My father flew hueys in vietnam, hiss call sighn was "Woodstock". the stories he tell about the amout of abuse these birds would take is the stuff of legend. dad once said he never had to buy a drink in the officers club. the ground troops would buy all the drinks he wanted. the troops wanted the chopper pilots happy. they never knew when a huey pilot was going to save their life. dad is the reason i joined the Marines. God bless chopper pilots, they are true angels of mercy.

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    Just so you know not all Americans love Michael Jackson. I hated him, his music wasn't even good don't think all of America is in love with Michael Jackson just becuse of the midia. It wasn't a sex change it was a color change he was a black man then he got a ton of sergery and became a scarey looking white man. He was a child molesting freak. There was a joke at my old school it was. Michael Jackson looking for a house near here quick hid the boys! Where's the all girl school sighn! Well, find it hurry!

    • ember
    • March 25, 2010, 8:23 am
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  • 3

    I cared more when Billy Mays died...

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  • 2

    I watched him on a documentary earlier this year! His flght instructor didn't think he'd amount to much!

    • Math
    • October 15, 2009, 11:42 pm
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  • 2

    This is so wrong why do people care about some famous singer who died of a drug overdose than a famous war person?

    • wertz3
    • November 12, 2009, 4:23 pm
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    Dude right on!!

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  • 2

    Yes this is just like that singer Rhianna getting the woman of the year award, she didnt do shit, what about these unknown heroes that risk their lives so we stay safe and free, something is majorly fucked up in this country.

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  • 2

    people only care about drama and pop culture... no one really gives a shit about the people who actually make a difference... its a damn shame...

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  • 2

    eff MJ this guy deserves the media. Sounds really cool, and no i had no idea about him at all, its a sad sad world we live in

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  • 2

    I'm an American and i didn't care about some bull crap singer/child molester.

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  • 2

    Wow, you're really going to judge a whole country by it's media?

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  • 2

    I don't know who down rated you but +1 for having an influence in the protection of our freedom

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  • 2

    all i did was what yall would had done in the same situation.

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  • 2

    I appreciate this post! This is why we need to focus more on what Memorial Day really means, and not what's going to be on sale.
    Quick point of order; you don't win a Medal of Honor. You receive one. He was a Medal of Honor recipient, not winner. It's not a contest, it's an honor.

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    Maximum respect, WOW.

    • Mozart
    • August 14, 2010, 2:35 pm
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    Thats my last name too!

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    He actually died August 20, 2008.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Freeman

    • Math
    • October 16, 2009, 2:23 am
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    my bad dawg

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    Kradon, first of all he didn't rape little kids, and second of all Jane Austen is one of the greatest writers in history (who, incidentally, had a sex change) and Michael Jackson was really very good. But overall I agree. It's been blown up for like months now.

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    Actually, he did rape young boys. Anyone saying otherwise is misinformed or trying to protect his image. The guy was screwed up, so I agree, the fact that his death was covered more than the death of a hero is just wrong.

    • Ertrov
    • January 12, 2010, 12:36 pm
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    Well, that's the media for you. They're all about stories that sell. Which is why no one ever really learns anything watching the news anymore.

    Which brings up an even larger problem here. All of this coverage of any death, be it MJ's or our hero Mr. Freeman's, does not deserve 24/7 coverage. Because there are more important things, that have a more important impact on our lives that the media neglects. In fact, I didn't even find out about MJ's death because of TV, I found out at work, less than an hour later after his death because one of my co-workers had the internet on her blackberry. Then, after the world already knows, the media still feels like it has to wallow in Micheal's death story weeks afterward. This is why, for example, so few people understand what was in the heath care bill. The media does an awful job covering important info, and it's not just the pundits on Fox news, (who constantly lie and manipulate "fact" in order to make the news suit a republican agenda) networks like CNN and NBC aren't much better... Thankfully, this is where the internet comes in.

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  • 1

    im not ameican but I Lold.

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    Unfortunately it is hard to find news on the internet without it being bias. If you have some good unbiased news sites I would like to know.

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  • 1

    Wasn't he one of the pilots portrayed in "We Were Soldiers"?

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    I think its just wrong that they cover useless things, like Micheal Jackson's death, instead of the person that has let Micheal Jackson or all of us live so long in freedom.

    • rain42
    • September 10, 2010, 10:41 am
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  • 1

    God Bless this man for his service

    • Kodi93
    • January 19, 2012, 11:16 am
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  • 0

    Calm down Mr. America.

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  • -1

    Wait, so does that make this whole post moot?

    • Ertrov
    • January 12, 2010, 12:37 pm
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  • -1

    America will now live in shame

    • peace
    • January 12, 2010, 1:32 pm
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  • -2

    Oh, please, not all Americans were whining over his death.

    • Ertrov
    • January 12, 2010, 4:53 pm
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  • -3

    You'd like that, wouldn't you? Unless you are American, in which case, show some pride!

    • Ertrov
    • January 12, 2010, 4:52 pm
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  • -6

    you suck america

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