On this horrible day after, I want to honor the American military.
Ordinary people who do extraordinary acts – for us. People who were preparing to go to war, but an evil act brought the war to them.
They put their own lives on hold – for us.
They face danger, so we can have freedom of speech.
They have my profound gratitude and respect.
However, I do not honor terrorists who join the military in order to harm the true heroes.
I do not honor elected officials who cut the funding and leave our military vulnerable.
I do not honor an elected official who mouths platitudes of sympathy but seems to not have any idea about what it means to be an American or a president. Believe it or not, even the media may be seeing what a lot of us have known all along.
Today, I received this email about an American hero, Ed Freeman. The story is true.
“You’re a 19 year old kid.
You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle in
the Ia Drang Valley.
November 11, 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 unarmed 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 (August 21, 2008) at the age of 80, in Boise , Idaho .
May God Rest His Soul.
I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s
passing, but we’ve sure
seen a whole bunch
about Michael Jackson. . .
Medal of Honor Winner
Shame on the American media !!!”