Talking about politics can be a sensitive thing when you are in leadership. But sometimes you just gotta say something. I received a chain of emails today from some family and friends that I wanted to share with you. They are from 3 different emails, hence the different fonts.
Michael Jackson dies and who cares? But its 24/7 news coverage. A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news. The media has no honor.
Story of Ed Freeman: You’re a 19-year-old kid. You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, 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 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 and you look up to see an unarmed Huey, but it doesn’t seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are 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 ordered 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 doc tors and nurses.
And he kept coming back, 13 more times , and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.
Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman died on Wednesday, June 25th, 2009, at the age of 80, in Boise , ID. May God rest his soul.
(Reply 1) This is true heroism. It makes our current politicians all the more disgusting and unacceptable. To honor the memory of those who have fought for us, to not dishonor the memory of those who have fought for us, we all must stand up and oppose that which is wrong. Find out about Kitchen Table Meetings and go to one in your area or begin one. Every state has Tea Parties, Kitchen Table Meetings (KTM). Check out Glenn Beck. We are rapidly losing our American way of life, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights. I can’t serve in the military but I can serve by opposing evil and wrong. I host a KTM. We actively attend protests, email and phone our Representatives and Senators (and out state and local politicians). Please share KTMs with your friends. Do this for your children.
(Reply 2) I see the same things that you do and have been doing the same with my congressmen. Our rights have been stolen from us because of fear and they are slowly taking what’s left. And it’s happening right in front of us, there’s no hiding it anymore. I have been woken up to it just recently after becoming a father and business owner. The military conditions you towards unconditional support, whether you realize you’re doing it or not.
The Patriot Act is a good example of this. I used to believe that it was a good thing because it keeps our country safe. I now see that fear was used to take our freedoms away, and that is wrong. They are have employed the same tactics in further destroying the economy and value of our currency with this Stimulus Package, that they are now saying they “misjudged” the economy. But it was passed in such a fury because of the fear of the economy collapsing – despite the outcry from economists and the American people.
I believe that the current administration is taking the ball from the previous administration and running with it. At no period in our history has our rights been encroached upon like they have now and we face the very distinct possibility of losing everything. I am afraid that when the American people truly wake up to this, if they wake up to this, it will be too late. There are several ways of rationalizing our current situation, but you cannot argue with the fact that we are less of a free nation now then we have ever been in the last 233 years of our existence. I hope that the American people will start to get out of their comfort zones of just going with the flow and actually stand up for their rights. We are experiencing the “Change” the current administration campaigned for, but it’s not the change the American people expected.
Thank you for fighting for our rights.
God bless you.