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The media.... and yet another example of why they suck

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Let's just suppose you're a 19-year old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-65, 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 1/2 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 a 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 un-armed Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He's coming anyway.

He drops it in, and sits there in the enemy fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors 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 at the age of 80 in Boise, ID, 11-20-27 ~ 08-20-08

May God rest his soul.

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I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we sure were told a whole worthless bunch about some Hip-Hop coward beating the crap out of his "girlfriend".

Not that they haven't earned it a billion times over already, but: Eternal shame on the American Media

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It's an example, hence the thread title ("yet another"), not solely a specific complaint. The timeline has nothing to do with it, other than to allow a reasonable span for the story to circulate.

Note the conclusional comparison to how well this is known vs. Chris Brown (or substitute your own celeb gossip BS).

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What is important in life, what's significant, what can we learn from and be inspired from ?? : examples of exemplary behavior and values.

What does the media shove down our throats incessantly ?? : the insipid & the inane.

Garbage in, garbage out.

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Wow i never heard this story and i was reading the news at least 5 times a day around that time last year!

I don't even know how you could muster up the bravery to do such a dangerous run... 14 times!

Edited by Teh Ricer Civic!
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