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March 25, 2009



Sugar, he passed away on August 22, 2008.

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I read the story of Ed Freeman in the book "We were soldiers". I don't know when he passed away but whenever it was there was not a word of it in our local paper, and if he did pass in Idaho you would that that the papers here in NORTHERN NEVADA might mention it. Honor to his memory.


Major, it was in August, his obit was in our local paper, the same day as that of a real American Hero, Gene Upshaw. You know, the football player, and union chief. Matter of fact, Ed's obituary was about 4-5 paragraphs long, so they could devote a half page to Upshaw.
The media makes me sick, this was just another thing.
God Bless, Too Tall.


I did not hear of him-I SHOULD have, but I did not-wish I had.


My next door neighbor was a door gunner on a huey in Nam. Ive heard first hand what it's like doing that. And they did it repeatedly. Our Viet Nam vets earned our respect and gratitude. I really listened to advice from those guys before my own deployment.. It helped keep me centered and focused. Here's hoping they get a second chance to be recognized and respected.



Amazing story. Really makes you proud of our soldiers who risk their lives everyday.



The younger generation just don't get it. They don't and can't even recognize this great medal or the men who earned this medal, (they did not win it). I would follow any holder of this medal in to hell, I know they would always have my back. A great man just left us and we are lesser for it. -

Tony (oink) Blake

Ed Freeman; an angel from the sky.
We had many such men in Viet Nam our mates from the USA.

At the going Down of Sun and in the Morning;

7 Battalion (PIGS)
Royal Australian Regiment (Infantry)


Attention to detail Col...

Semper Fi


Actually he died August 20th, 2008. Below is link to the news article, not the date is 8/20/08.

It is still great that people are remembering him. Great guy no doubt!


Oops forgot the link to the article!



Tim Brooks

Brian Williams on NBC nightly news covered it on 8/21/08.


I just got an email about him today! It's great to see people still mentioning him and others who have served! Thanks to all of you pretecting all of our freedoms and allowing us to follow in the paths God has asked us to walk.


You know, the football player, and union chief. Matter of fact, Ed's obituary was about 4-5 paragraphs long, so they could devote a half page to Upshaw.


What an amazing story,in fact this article remains me to my brother who always wanted to be a soldier and now he is. I'm really proud about him 'cause he fight and passed for difficult situations as they.

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