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  • Amanda Deerr
    ... From: Atha PANTEL Subject: Fw: Courage To: carol rogers , bob/faith yoder ,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 20, 2010

      --- On Tue, 4/20/10, Atha PANTEL <a.m.pantel@...> wrote:

      From: Atha PANTEL <a.m.pantel@...>
      Subject: Fw: Courage
      To: "carol rogers" <cjringj@...>, "bob/faith yoder" <bobandfaith60@...>, "Barbara/Bill Pinkerton" <billabar4@...>, "Amy Bayer/Halverson" <amylhbayer@...>, "amandadeerr" <amandadeerr@...>, "Alice Mckague" <alicejmckague@...>, "Diana J - MSHA Page" <page.diana@...>, "Carolyn Taylor" <caroly.taylor3312@...>, "Cathy Wilmer" <cwilmer@...>
      Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:44 PM

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:31 AM
      Subject: FW: Courage


      According to http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/e/ed-freeman.htm this is a true story.


      Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:40 PM

      Subject: Fw: Courage






      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 FreemanUnited 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 
       passing,  but we've sure seen 
      a whole bunch
       about Michael 
      Jackson and Tiger Woods.

      Medal of  Honor 
      Winner Captain Ed Freeman

      Shame on the American media !!!

      Now ... YOU pass this along to YOUR 
      mailing list.  Honor this real American.

       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.




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      Stephen Schulz
      FOP Lodge 6 President

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