THE FOUR RULES

1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

Winston Churchill said
"A GENTLEMAN, SELDOM, IF EVER, NEEDS A GUN.
BUT WHEN HE DOES, HE NEEDS IT VERY BADLY!"
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Forgotten Hero

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 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 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 Medi-Vac markings are on it.

         Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

         He's not Medi-Vac 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 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 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 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 and Tiger Woods.




         Medal of Honor Winner
         Captain Ed Freeman

        Shame on the American media !!!

1 comment:

bethsmanecorral said...

Wow Robert, you are right! No one hears about this situation going on..Maybe, if the media would bring forth these true stories of heroism, Just maybe, some American born people who live on this American soil, would become Americans again, instead of sheep being branded with social security numbers..I know several oversaes born people who have come here, and their love for this country is very touching. They respect their newfound homeland. Unfortunatly there are some American born, who do not and take America,Home of the Free for granted... Yes, Robert, we do need many more story coverages like this one..

Pete the Penguin

Blog Archive