Jules Crittenden writes
As we speak, mild-looking old men are limping through airports all over the United States. Each wears a black Stetson cavalry hat, and each is making his way to, of all places, Boise, Idaho. If their fellow travelers ever knew…
Ed “Too-Tall” Freeman, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his efforts in supporting a heavily engaged infantry battalion in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam, evacuating more than 30 seriously wounded soldiers in 14 separate missions under heavy fire, has passed away.
His son related this story from the last few weeks as his father lay in the hospital:
“A guy came into the hospital and said, ‘You don’t know me, but I was one of those people you hauled out of the X-Ray,'” said Mike Freeman, 54, one of Ed’s two sons. “He said, ‘Thanks for my life.’ “
Rest in Peace.