Freeman, Ed W., MAJ

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Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1981, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1944 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Engineer Corps


Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
Aug 20, 2008
Location of Interment
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery - Boise, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot # 12-J-155.

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 Military Association Memberships
Legion Of ValorVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Army Otter-Caribou AssociationCombat Helicopter Pilots Association
Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  2008, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Army Otter-Caribou Association [Verified]
  2008, Combat Helicopter Pilots Association [Verified]
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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   1965-1966, 1981, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment

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RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment Unit Page
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment Details

RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
Cavalry Unit
Parent Unit
7th Cavalry Regiment
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Last Updated: Jul 5, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Major Bruce Crandall U.S. Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 26, 2007 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965, in which he repeatedly flew an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring in ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. Crandall flew 22 flights that day, most of them under intense enemy fire, and a total of over 900 combat missions during the Vietnam War.
Lt. Col. Bruce (Ancient Serpent 6) Crandall (Old Snake)
Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

Best Moment
Survived to recieve the MOH


Worst Moment
recounted tales of one escapade after another; of moonlight requisition raids against the U.S. Air Force for needed or merely desired goodies unavailable from the Army supply chain; of the time Bruce was caught trying to sling-load a 10 kilowatt generator off its pad on an airbase.

Other Memories
love-hate relationship that I and the infantrymen had with the chopper pilots: Hated them for flying us into Hell and dumping us off; loved them for coming back to get us when it was time to leave.

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10 Members Also There at Same Time
RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment

Rescorla, Cyril Richard, COL, (1963-1990) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Polcaro, Gennaro, SGT, (1963-1970) AR 11D10 Sergeant
Breitenbach, Bernard Paul, SP 4, (1966-1968) TC 64B10 Specialist 4
Cachola, Alfonso, SP 4, (1964-1966) MD 91A Specialist 4
Jones, William Coy, SP 4, (1960-1967) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Brown, Patrick, SSG, (1965-1971) IN 11C20 Private First Class
Petracca, John, PFC, (1965-1971) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Mercer, John W., PFC, (1963-1966) IN 111.0 Private First Class
Garisek, Joseph, SGT, (1966-1968) Private First Class
Palmer, Carl Lee, SFC, (1945-1965) Sergeant First Class
Breitenbach, Bernard Paul, SP 4, (1966-1968) Specialist 4

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