August 21, 2008 BRIAN WILLIAMS: Ed Freeman has died. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Vietnam War. His nickname was Too Tall because at six-four, he was supposed to be too tall to be a chopper pilot. Thankfully no one ever enforced that rule. Ed earned the medal at a place called Landing Zone X-ray during the battle of the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam later dramatized in the Hollywood film We Were Soldiers. He flew 14 rescue missions with the storied 1st Cav. Airmobile. Under fire most of the time, hit several times, so many men are alive today because of him. Ed Too Tall Freeman was 80 years old and his death leaves just 101 living recipients of the Medal of Honor in this country. Nightly news story HERE. Award Citation at http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/vietnam-a-l.html Off you go. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!