More detail on this person: Savannah- George H. Freeberg, CWO (Ret. US Army), 74, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in Savannah. Mr. Freeberg was born in Crookston, MN on June 30, 1932, the son of the late George and Edith Freeberg. Mr. Freeberg had an extensive military career. He served his country in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Benning, Stewart and Bragg. He also was stationed in Germany and Japan. He served in Korea where he was captured for over a year. Seven of his fellow soldiers attempted to escape and out of them he was the only one that made it. After the Korean Conflict, he served four tours in Vietnam. George was a United States Army Ranger and a member of Special Operations. He received many medals and commendations from the US, Korean and Vietnamese Government for his bravery including, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and was recommended for the Medal of Honor twice. At the completion of his military career, he chartered planes in Minnesota and West Virginia. He later came to Savannah where he obtained his Real Estate license, but ultimately became a Deputy Sheriff for nine years with the Chatham County Sheriffs Department under the leadership of Al St. Lawrence. He was involved in many programs in the area including, teaching at the Police Academy at Armstrong College and weapons training for the Sheriffs Department. He was Lt. Col. of the 1st battalion unit for the Georgia State Defense Force during Desert Storm. He was active with the Youth Challenge Program, The Juvenile Citizens Review Panel, and a lifetime member of The Ogeechee Canal Society, The Smithsonian Institute and The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. George could be found every Friday at the Logan's Restaurant on Abercorn where "his seat" was reserved all day. He was there with the "Beer for Lunch Bunch" to join for fellowship. Mr. Freeberg is survived by his daughters, Dee Dee Freeberg of Montana and Barbara Ann Jones of Virginia; step-daughters, Sherry Sanchez of Savannah and Crystal Cummings of Texas; step-son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Susan Cummings of Atlanta; brother, Dean Freeberg of Minnesota; grandchildren, Jason and Brooke Spence, Kristin and Kari Jones and Nichole Freeberg; step-grandchildren, Anthony, Tony and Matthew Sanchez; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Davis and Landon Jobber-Spence and many many dear friends from every place George has ever traveled. Memorial Services: 6:00 P.M. Tuesday in the Chapel of Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home with full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Remembrances: The Mighty Eight Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, Georgia 31322. Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home 7415 Hodgson Memorial Dr Savannah, Georgia 31406 (912)927-1999. SMN Savannah Morning News, Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at www.SavannahNow.com or Legacy.com.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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