Freeman, Ed W., MAJ

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
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

Major



Eight Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
McLain

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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Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
Start Year
1965
End Year
1965

Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also attempted to consolidate its ground operations more efficiently. For this purpose, it organized the U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV). U.S. support in the I Corps tactical zone, composed of five northernmost provinces, was to be primarily a Marine Corps responsibility; the U.S. Army was to operate mainly in the II and III Corps tactical zones which comprised the Central highlands, adjacent coastal regions, and the area around Saigon; and ARVN troops were to retain primary responsibility for the Delta region of the IV Corps.

On 19 October 1965. three VC regiments totaling 6,000 men attacked a Civil Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) - U.S. Special Forces at Plei Me, near the entrance to the Ia Drang Valley, in what purported to be the start of a thrust to cut the country in half.

With the assistance of massive air strikes, elements of the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division thwarted the enemy in a battle that lasted nearly a month and included several engagements. The Ia Drang Valley action was the costliest in terms of casualties to date. The successful defense of the region improved security in and around the Central Highlands and raised the morale of the soldiers involved.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1965
To Year
1965
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2015
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
Recieving the MOH

  1449 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Arbuthnot, Frank, SP 6, (1963-1971)
  • Arnett, Arthur, 1SG, (1962-1985)
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