An Heroic Story from the 59 Veterans Project for You to Experience!

BOB BUTLER

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When all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT came across this video on Facebook we had no choice but post it to our page and share with everyone we know. We hope you do the same and will share with everyone you know. This video story will tell you why we especially love veterans and can’t wait to launch our project to help them everywhere.
Visit our page on Facebook often for other such inspiring stories and tell everyone to join us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT. We do not intend to ascend this summit alone! Our FB page is here: https://www.facebook.com/59veterans/?fref=ts

59 VETERANS PROJECT: Coins On Military Veteran Gravestones!

Coin on Gravestone
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There’s a tradition that’s been around for a very long time when it comes to our national cemeteries and the grave sites of our military heroes. If you’ve ever visited these reverent precincts you may have seen this tradition in practice.
What you may have seen is a penny or nickel or dime or other coin on a veteran’s gravestone. And wondered why it was there and what is its significance. Well, all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT can tell you that its significance is rather profound and very meaningful. Watch this very poignant and informative video here and join us in honoring our U.S. veterans and fallen heroes. It’s an event we enjoy doing all year-long!
And when you get a chance, click on the Contact Us button near the right top of our FB page to visit our online website and learn more about our project and how you can participate and get involved in our noble enterprise. We can’t wait to hear from you!  But first go here: https://www.facebook.com/59veterans/?ref=hl

Moving Masters Wants to Tell You About Audie Murphy

AUDIE MURPHY
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MOVING MASTERS enjoys providing its flat-rate, long-distance moving services to customers throughout the New York, NYC, Tri-State region and east coast of the U.S. We value all our customers and appreciate their appreciation of the valuable service we provide them. But we have to admit we value our seniors and veterans most of all, perhaps.
Just visit our Seniors & Veterans page on our website (http://www.movingmasters.net/) and you’ll see what we mean. So it is our great pleasure to share this post from the 59 Vets Project on the subject of a renowned U.S. veteran…who was undoubtedly one of the bravest men to ever live!
AUDIE MURPHY, U.S. ARMY
Probably the most decorated combat soldier in United States military history is World War II hero Audie Murphy. Among his medals and awards are the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star (2) with Combat V, the Legion of Merit, three Purple Hearts, the French Legion of Honor, and so many more it’s impossible to enumerate them here. Audie also was promoted to the final officer rank of captain after starting out as an enlisted man. What is really funny is the fact that he attempted to enlist in every branch of the service but was rejected because of his size, until the Army finally accepted him.
Immediately after the war Audie was discovered by the great film actor James Cagney who then helped him get into films and become a movie star in his own right, where he made over 40 films, some of them with the biggest movie stars and directors in Hollywood. In addition, Audie Murphy wrote several hit songs and gripping poetry, a sample of which is included with this post.
To learn more about America’s most decorated war hero, you can visit this online site: http://www.audiemurphy.com/biography.htm. And the next time you sit down to watch a good movie, watch one of Audie Murphy’s fine film classics!
THE CROSSES GROW ON ANZIO by Audie Murphy
Oh, gather ’round me, comrades,
and listen while I speak;
Of a war, a war, a war —
where hell is six feet deep.
Along the shore, the cannons roar.
Oh how can a soldier sleep?
The going’s slow on Anzio
and hell is six feet deep.
Praise be to God for this captured sod
that’s rich where blood does seep;
With yours and mine, like butchered swine;
and hell is six feet deep.
That death does wait there’s no debate;
no triumph will we reap
The crosses grow on Anzio,
where hell is six feet deep.

A REAL HERO!

MILITARY ARMED SERVICES HONOR RECOGNITION VALOR 
Forgot rock stars, film stars, photogenic politicians and people famous for looking good or being clever.  Here’s somebody we all should admire and who holds two distinctive titles. One: Medal of Honor winner.  And two: a real hero. 

Semper Fi,

Patrick The Poet

ED FREEMAN

You’re a 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the La Drang Valley, 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam. Your infantry unit is outnumbered eight to one, 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 one half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you know you’ll never see them again. And, as the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.  The day you’re going to die.

Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an unarmed Huey helicopter.  But it doesn’t seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

It’s Ed Freeman.  He’s coming for you. He’s not Medi-Vac, so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine-gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs and all help were ordered not to come.

He’s coming anyway.

And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine-gun fire, as they load two or three of you on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the blizzard of gunfire, out of the battle zone and death zone…and to the doctors and nurses and to safety.  And you get to live.

And he kept coming back…. 13 MORE TIMES!

And he took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Well, recently Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman died at the age of 80, in Boise, ID. May God rest his soul! I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing. No media said a word about it.  But now you know!

So share this story if you’re thankful for heroes like Ed Freeman who risked or gave their lives so that we may be free!