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Medal Of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman Dies

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Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman of Boise died Wednesday - From the Idaho Statesman

"Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman of Boise died Wednesday morning, according to a friend of the Freeman family. He was 80 years old.

Freeman, who was born in November of 1927 in Mississippi, received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions he took as an Army helicopter pilot on Nov. 14, 1965, in Vietnam.

As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the la Drang Valley. He flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing life-saving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers.

Freeman has lived in Idaho for the past 30 years."

Ed or "Too Tall" was featured in the book "We Were Soldiers Once And Young" and the film with Mel Gibson "We Were Soldiers". I met Ed on occasion and he was a humble, class act.


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truly sorry to hear this....

in both the book and the movie,

he walks away with the impression of

a man of character and great courage.

if you have not read the book AND seen

the movie - no matter what your military

interest - you have missed something

important and quite moving.

God's peace to him and his family.


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