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Ed W. Freeman
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Rest in Peace, Ed.
- Ohio Viet Nam Vet
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 

- Lazer
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 

- Maggie Mac
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 

- RAW
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
 

- Sent with love~Cerise
 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
 
As a fellow veteran of the Viet Nam era my words cannot express the gratitude I and my fellow soldiers have for you. Rest in peace "Too Tall". You and your heroic acts will never be forgotten.
- Terry Evans
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013
 

- C. J. Hinds
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
 

- Linda Christenburg Moody Brown
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
 
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 17, 2013
 
Thank you, Sir.
- Laura
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013
 
God bless you on Independence Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
 
Your a True Hero! RIP
- Mary McCulley
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
 

- melinda
 Added: Jul. 1, 2013
 

- melinda
 Added: Jul. 1, 2013
 
RIP Capt. ED
- Brad & Amanda Collins
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013
 

- Sunshine>♥<
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013
 
Thanks for a job well done. Rest now for the road was long and hard.
- Brady Fitts
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
 
Gotta just love the Cavelry boys ... MedEvac or Gunships, Air Force Rocks The World. Toast Charley!
- Snowden
 Added: Jun. 14, 2013
 
God bless you on your Birthday (US Army's 238th Birthday). Rest in Peace, soldier.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 14, 2013
 
God bless you on Flag Day (early). Old Glory has waived over a free nation for the 238th year because Heroes like you have defended Her. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013
 
Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest in Peace.
- Gerrys_1grl
 Added: Jun. 5, 2013
 

- J Spencer
 Added: Jun. 5, 2013
 
U.S. Navy World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress on members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States." Due to the nature of its criteria, it is often awarded posthumously (more than half have been since 1941). Members of all branches of the armed forces are eligible to receive the medal, and there are three versions (one for the Army, one for the Air Force, and one for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard). The Medal of Honor is bestowed upon an individual by the passing of a Joint Resolution in the Congress; and is then personally presented to the recipient or, in the case of posthumous awards, to next of kin, by the President of the United States, on behalf of the Congress, representing and recognizing the gratitude of the American people as a whole. Due to its honored status, the medal is afforded special protection under U.S. law. The Medal of Honor is one of two military neck order awards issued by the United States and is the sole neck order awarded to members of the armed forces (the Commander's Degree of the Legion of Merit is also a neck order but it is only authorized for issue to foreign dignitaries). As the award citation includes the phrase "in the name of Congress", it is sometimes erroneously called the Congressional Medal of Honor; however, the official title is simply the Medal of Honor.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
Purple Heart Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of any opposing armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack or as a result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force. The oldest of our military awards, the predecessor for the Purple heart was George Washington's "Badge of Military Merit" (1782).  Washington's award was resurrected in 1932 as the Purple Heart and is awarded to any person wounded in action while serving in any of our Armed Forces.  It is also presented posthumously to the next of kin of personnel killed in action or who die of wounds sustained in action.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The National Defense Service Medal is a military service medal of the United States military originally commissioned by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Created in 1953, the National Defense Service Medal was intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to any member of the United States military who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military awards of the United States military. The Navy Good Conduct Medal was first issued in 1869, followed by a Marine version in 1896. The Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal was issued in 1923 and the Army Good Conduct Medal in 1941. The Air Force was the last service to create a Good Conduct Medal in 1963. The USAF discontinued the Good Conduct Medal for a brief period from February 2006 to February 2009.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree to be above Current Distinguished Service Cross those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but not meeting the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) and the Air Force Cross (Air Force). The Distinguished Service Cross was first awarded during World War I. In addition, a number of awards were made for actions before World War I. In many cases, these were to soldiers who had received a Certificate of Merit for gallantry which, at the time, was the only other honor for gallantry the Army could award, or recommend a Medal of Honor. Others were belated recognition of actions in the Philippines, on the Mexican Border and during the Boxer Rebellion. This decoration is distinct from the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to persons in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States other than General Officers who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army after 6 December 1941, distinguished themselves by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. Award may be made to a member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, after 1 June 1962, distinguishes themselves by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or significant meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to the friendly nation and the United States.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Bronze Star Medal (or BSM) is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. Officers from the other federal uniformed services are also eligible to receive the award if they are militarized or detailed to serve with a service branch of the armed forces.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Korean Service Medal (KSM) is a decoration of the United States military and was created in November 1950 by executive order of President Harry Truman. The Korean Service Medal is the primary United States decoration for participation in the Korean War and is awarded to any U.S. service member, who performed duty in the Republic of Korea, between June 27, 1950 and June 27, 1954. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Korean War Service Medal (or Republic of Korea War Service Medal (ROKWSM)) is a decoration of South Korea which was first authorized in December 1950. Originally known as the Incident Participation Medal the medal was first authorized to South Korean troops who had participated in the initial counter-assaults against North Korean aggression in June 1950. In 1951, President Syngman Rhee ordered that the Incident Participation Medal be renamed as the War Service Medal and further authorized the decoration to any troops who were defending South Korea against invasion. In 1954, the South Korean government authorized the now called Korean War Service Medal to all United Nations troops who had fought in the Korean War between the dates of June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. While a number of countries accepted the award, at the time of the Korean War Service Medal's presentation to U.N. troops the United States of America declined to award the medal to U.S. soldiers. This was based on regulations of the time which curtailed the acceptance and wear of foreign decorations on U.S. military uniforms. Although subsequently some veterans attempted to have the decoration accepted, the Korean War Service Medal faded into history and was not heard of again until 1996. At that time the Army noted that it could find no record that the Korean Government ever offered the medal to the Department of Defense. This was technically true since the original offer was made to the United Nations Command. The Army took the position that unless the Korean Government resurrected their original offer, it was "not in a position to officially recognize or approve acceptance of the medal. In 1999, the South Korean government proposed the decoration be reactivated and retroactively awarded to all Korean and U.N. veterans who had served in the Korean War. Planned presentations of the award were scheduled for June 2000, on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. On August 20, 1999, Francis M. Rush Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army authorized the Korean War Service Medal for distribution and wear by service members of the United States military. The task of issuing the medal was assigned to Randolph Air Force Base while the National Personnel Records Center was responsible for providing documentation to verify eligibility and updating military records to show receipt of the award.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The United Nations Service Medal for Korea is an international military decoration which was established by the United Nations on December 12, 1950. The decoration was the first international award ever created and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War. The United Nations Service Medal is awarded to any military service member, of an Armed Force allied with South Korea, who participated in the defense of South Korea from North Korea between the dates of June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Military forces of the Netherlands are awarded the medal for service to January 1, 1955 The militaries of Thailand and Sweden grant the award to July 27, 1955. The ultimate award authority of the United Nations Service Medal is United Nations Commander-in-Chief of military forces in Korea. Most countries consider the United Nations Service Medal an automatic decoration, if some other Korean service award was bestowed, and generally award the medal without requesting permission through United Nations channels. For instance, in the United States Armed Forces, any service member awarded the Korean Service Medal is automatically granted the United Nations Service Medal. On November 22, 1961, the United Nations officially changed the name of the United Nations Service Medal to the United Nations Service Medal Korea. This was as a prelude to the creation of a large number of subsequent United Nations Medals which are granted for various operations around the world. Some countries, the United States among them, continue to refer to the decoration as the United Nations Service Medal in an effort to maintain consistency with older military files referring to the decoration by its original name.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military recognition awarded by the Republic of Vietnam, (also known as South Vietnam),[1] to any member of the United States, Australian, New Zealand and allied military forces serving six months or more in support of Republic of Vietnam military operations. Established in 1966, the decoration is a service medal of the Vietnam War and was the most commonly bestowed foreign military award to United States military personnel prior to the Gulf War. The decoration may also be awarded to any service member who, while serving outside the geographical limits of the Republic of Vietnam, provided direct combat support to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces for a period exceeding six months. This stipulation most often applies to members who performed Vietnam War support from Thailand and Japan. In such cases, a US service member must have been awarded either the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (for service in a Vietnam campaign) to be eligible for the Vietnam Campaign Medal. For those members who were wounded by an enemy force, captured by the enemy in the line of duty, or killed in action, the Vietnam Campaign Medal is automatically awarded regardless of total time served in Vietnam. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands, who served on active duty, or as a reservist, between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946. The World War II Victory Medal was first issued as a ribbon, and was referred to simply as the "Victory Ribbon." By 1946, a full medal had been established which was referred to as the World War II Victory Medal. The medal's front depicts Nike standing victorious, holding a broken sword, representing the broken power of the Axis, with one foot upon the helmet of Mars, the Roman god of war, representing the end of the conflict. Behind Nike is a sunburst, representing the dawn of peace. The reverse recalls the "Four Freedoms" speech by President Roosevelt, with a laurel sprig, surrounded by the words "United States of America", and the dates of the conflict, "1941-1945". The edges of the ribbon revisit the multi-colored rainbow ribbon of the Allied World War I Victory Medal. This again honors all the allied nations. The wide red center represents the new sacrifice of blood by World War II combatants. The thin white lines separating the central red band from the outer multi-colored bands represent the rays of new hope, two of them signifying that this was the second global conflict. There is no minimum service time limit for the issuance of the World War II Victory Medal, and the National Personnel Records Center has reported some cases of service members receiving the award for simply a few days of service. As the Second World War ended on September 2, 1945, there are also cases of service members, who had enlisted in 1946, receiving the decoration without having been a veteran of World War II. The reason for this late date is that President Harry S. Truman did not declare an official end of hostilities until the last day of 1946.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
American Campaign Medal Awarded for service within the American Theater from 7 December 1941 past the end of World War II. The American Campaign Medal was established per Executive Order 9265, dated 6 November 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The American Campaign Medal was first issued as ribbon only. The ribbon design was approved by the Secretary of War on 24 November 1942. The blue color represents America.  The blue, white and red stripes in the center (taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon) refers to the continuance of American defense after Pearl Harbor. The white, red and black stripes refer to the German flag colors (the enemy on the Atlantic Coast) while red and white stripes are for the Japanese colors and refer to that part of the conflict on the Pacific Coast. The American Theater included North America, the Caribbean and certain Atlantic and Pacific islands and South America. The service had to last at least a period of 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days. On 17 December 1947, the first medal was presented to General of the Army George C. Marshall. 
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a service decoration of the Second World War which was awarded to any member of the United States military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945 and was created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 9265 [2] issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There were 21 Army and 48 Navy/Marine official campaigns of the Pacific Theater, denoted on the service ribbon by campaign stars; some construction battalion units issued the medal with award numerals. The arrowhead device is authorized for those campaigns which involved amphibious assaults. The Fleet Marine Force combat operation insignia is also authorized for certain sailors. The flag colors of Japan and the United States are visible in the ribbon. The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was first issued as a ribbon in 1941. A full medal was authorized in 1947, the first of which was presented to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The European Theater equivalent of the decoration was known as the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
 
Fair winds and following Seas.
- Timothy Tumbrink
 Added: May. 28, 2013
 
Memorial Day 2013Visited by the Pioneer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution"Thank you for your service"
- KE Tuttle
 Added: May. 28, 2013
 
Happy Memorial Day sir! Thank you for my freedom.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: May. 27, 2013
 
God bless you on Memorial Day (early). Rest in Peace, soldier.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: May. 22, 2013
 
You, sir, are an inspiration and hero to all Americans. I served in-country about a year after the Ia Drang Valley battle. Thank you! RIP
- old gringo
 Added: May. 17, 2013
 
God bless you on Armed Forces Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: May. 17, 2013
 
Dear Captain Freeman I never had the chance meet you in life but I wished I had. You see Sir one of those boys you pulled out of that living hell in Vietnam (Ed B.) has touched my family's life in such a way I could never repay him back, you see sir, 16 years ago he jumped into a flood raged river to save the life of my 10 year old niece Audrey he almost drowned in the effort. Well to make a long story short a few months back my niece gave birth to a daughter Audrey II and Unkie Ed is a God father to a child that would never exist if it wasn't for you pulling Ed out of that Hell in Vietnam, so Sir you can add one more life to all those you saved that day. God bless you sir!I will visit your grave now that I know where you lay.James GoodwinThis sediment is courtesy of Herb R. Who posted it for me.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Spring, the Season when all Life is renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Apr. 2, 2013
 

- Kathy Smith
 Added: Mar. 30, 2013
 

- Kathie
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013
 
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