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

BOB BUTLER

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FROM 59 VETERANS PROJECT: DAN DALY, A HERO’S HERO!

DAN DALY

 

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We’re real excited here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT. And with good reason. We continue meeting and networking with tons of great people and gain support for our project and move closer to its implementation. We can’t wait to start working with our veterans and do so in the beautiful landscapes of our magnificent national parks!

Meanwhile, we love sharing bits and pieces of interesting and amazing stories about our men and women who served in our military in years past. They are and shall ever be national heroes.  And one such hero is a complete and unbelievable story in itself.  His name is Dan Daly.

Dan Daly is probably considered the most decorated Marine in the history of the Corps. Not only did he win the Congressional Medal of Honor, but he won two of them! And in addition to this he also earned a Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor bestowed upon those who serve in the U.S. Navy and USMC.

To learn more about Dan Daly, you can visit this informative website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Daly. And to learn more about our 59 VETERANS PROJECT, please visit us online at our main hangout here: http://www.59veterans.com. We can’t wait to meet you!

“Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever!”
–Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, 4 June, 1918.(leading Marines in a
fierce charge at the Battle of Belleu Wood during WW1)

THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY!

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This is Memorial Day, the holiday to commemorate and give thanks to all those Americans who have worn the uniform, walked the wall, and fought and/or served in our U.S. military or are doing so now.  This is their day, past, present and future.  And I salute every single one of them and you who wear the uniform.  They and you are why we are free and live in this greatest country in the history of the human race.  You are the best!

Semper Fi,

Patrick The Ex-Jarhead Poet

MemorialDay At Arlington National Cemetery: 26 May 2008

 

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!

 

Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor‏

This is but one reason why we should be so proud to be Americans!
 
Patrick The Poet
 

 


 Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor 

PO2 (EOD2)(Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD 
Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously 
for jumping on a grenade in Iraq, giving his life to save his fellow 
Seals. 

During Mike Monsoor’s funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being 
moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National 
Cemetery, Seal’s were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route 
forming a column of two’s, with the coffin moving up the center.  As 
Mike’s coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from 
his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden 
coffin. 

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the 
coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay 
from all the Tridents pinned to it.  This was a fitting sendoff for a 
warrior hero.