Fwd: Who are our Heroes -- more missing news

Missing from the news....

You're a 19 year old kid, critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the
Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965, LZ Xray, 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 halfway 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, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn't seem
real, because there are no Medi-Vac markings 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, after the Medi-Vacs were told 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 waiting doctors and

And, he kept coming back...... 13 more times.... and took over 30 of you and
your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman died August 20, 2008 in Boise , ID , at
the age of 80.

May God rest his soul.....

(Oh yeah, Paul Newman died that day too. I guess you knew that. He got a lot
more press than Ed Freeman)

And in Janauary President Obama refused to attend the inaugural ball recognizing all
Medal Of Honor winners. It had been attended by every
President since it's inception. What a commander-in-chief we have now. He
attended all the goof ball balls after his inauguration, but he couldn't make this one....


Anonymous said...

The level of victimization that comes from the Right is so infuriating. Some one needs to tell them to get off the cross, some else needs the wood.

Anonymous said...

Agreed to first post: AMEN!

Here's the scoop: yes Obama missed the Medal of Honor ball, but in several reports, this was said: "...the American Legion, as an organization, does not feel offended or ‘snubbed,’”

Also VP Joe Biden and his lovely wife, Jill, did attend the Medal of Honor ball and were "warmly received." It's hardly a "snub" if the VP attends, fer gawd's sake.

And I love how this post "decides" that the 10 balls that BHO attended were "goof ball balls." More right wing racism at work, thanks very much. Most of the balls BHO attended were very traditional & typical.

I think it's great that BHO attended the Neighborhood and Youth Ball. BHO is turning a page and focusing on folks other than the plutocrats who have run this country into the ground. hooray.

Take a hike, ya LOSERS, you LOST. Get over it. Find something constructive to do w/your time.

Anonymous said...

This has been thoroughly debunked. Obama attended a different auxilliary ball at the same time that also had active duty and purple heart recipients:


Anonymous said...

beat me to it; I was going to list the American Legion statement I got to through Snopes.com, but it is posted above.

Anonymous said...

My friend Ellen always gets mad at me for asking her not to forward RW emails saying, "I'm just trying to get you to open your mind."
Tell your friends and family that if they want you to open your mind, play a game of chess. It's fun, communal, and takes concentration. These emails are hateful, distant, and distracts you from logical thot.
I love how some of you posters take a moment to debunk them tho, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Re VagusDoc: here, here! I get the same crap from my right wing family and acquaintances who are sending out this immature, bullying, nasty nonsense. It's so that I'll LEARN the "other side of the story." Well fine, but 99.9% of these forwards are rude, ignorant, racist/homophobic/sexist b.s. Almost all is easily debunked by doing a simple Google search and/or Snopes.

They are all brainwashed by Lush Rimjob who is one of the most boring and despicable beings on this planet.

I been saying it for years: for folks who generally tend to parade around their self-righteous so-called Xtian "values" & shove their so-called Xtian "morals" in your face, they sure do behave in the most immature and nasty of ways. (apologies to all sincerely religious folk, who do not subscribe to such tactics).

I know that the left-wing has it's nutjobs and head cases, too, but I simply never see the depth of nastiness on the left that I see on the right (and I read widely & get forwards of all kinds).

Thank gawd for the Internet where at least some of this crap can have the light of reason and reality shone on it.

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