Ed Freeman ~ Medal of Honor. On November 14, 1965, He and his unit transported a battalion of American soldiers to the Ia Drang Valley. Later, they learned that the soldiers had come under intense fire. Enemy fire around the landing zones was so heavy that it was closed to med vac helicopters. Freeman and his commander, volunteered to fly their unarmed, Huey in support of the embattled troops. Freeman made a 14 trips to the battlefield. Freeman had been wounded four times by ground fire.