Friday, July 24, 2009

Mirage & Coronado. A Real Hero

Another muggy day, with rain and thunder forecast, but no real rain, just a short little drizzle.
I finally got over the allergic reaction to the allergy pill. Gee, that's bad when you are allergic to an allergy pill!!

Ray and I got the second light installed on the center panel, and then worked on the front ceiling panel in the Mirage, and it took ages. It had to be really secure as a drapery rod will be anchored to it. We had hope to get the drapery hardware installed today, but that panel nearly got the better of us. As it is above the bed, it had been filled with kapok padding, and that would really wind up on the screws as we tried to re-install it. It covers the wiring for the front top clearance lights, so we had to be careful not to nick them. We finally had to take it apart, undo two layers of covering, and get the kapok all moved into the middle, away from the screw holes, re-staple the two layers of cloth, and screw it back on the ceiling.

We couldn't finish putting the locks back on the Coronado doors, as the bolts that I bought yesterday weren't long enough. I wasn't myself when I went to the hardware store yesterday, and should have added enough to get the nut on them.

Jay was at the store around the corner buying beer when I took a neighbor there, so he let me pick up MaeMae. MaeMae gets scared of Jay when he drinks, and he gets upset when she won't come to him, so he is willing for me to take her. She and Muffie played for a while until Claudia and her neighbor got back from the casino and picked them up.

The man came to see the Coronado, and is supposed to be staying the night in a motel in town, and coming back in the morning to buy it, and tow it away. He is supposed to pick up some tow lights, and the lock bolts before he gets back here. I hope this happens.

Here is a REAL Amercan Hero:
Subject: Ed Freeman
Folks do not forget! Ed Freeman
You're a 19 year old kid.
You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley. November 11, 1965.LZ X-ray, Vietnam .
Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1 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 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.
As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.You look up to see an unarmed Huey. But doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.
Ed Freeman is 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 anyway. Even after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.
He's coming anyway. And he drops it in and sits there in themachine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses. And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!! He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out. Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died at the age of 80, in Boise, Idaho.
May God Rest His Soul. Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman
I would rather hear about real heros, not stars that are doing drugs, adultery and mayhem.

So that was the 19 year old's best day.

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