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El Dorado

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  1. This was around the net awhile ago. Seems like a friend has started it again. I was in country when this epic battle happened.

    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 MedEvac 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 MedEvac markings are on it.

    Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

    He's not MedEvac 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 MedEvacs 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 his 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 Bless and Rest His Soul.

    I bet you didn't hear about this hero's

    passing, but we've sure seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering of congress over Health Reform.

    Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman

    Shame on the media !!!

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  2. This was around the net awhile ago. Seems like a friend has started it again. I was in country when this epic battle happened.

    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 MedEvac 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 MedEvac markings are on it.

    Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

    He's not MedEvac 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 MedEvacs 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 his 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 Bless and Rest His Soul.

    I bet you didn't hear about this hero's

    passing, but we've sure seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering of congress over Health Reform.

    Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman

    Shame on the media !!!

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  3. Jim,

    I had the pleasure of getting to finally meet Bill in person today, I was in his shop and saw one of your books, ADVANCED PROSPECTING AND DETECTING FOR HARDROCK GOLD . He made a special gift of a signed copy for me AND would not let me pay for it. So, I thank you for getting it to Bill and thank Bill for gifting it to me........

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