Skip to comments.Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire
Posted on 10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary Mike Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War.
Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone not even the people he served with.
Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called Operation Tailwind, in the landlocked country in September 1970.
Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail of gunfire to treat more than 50 soldiers who were fighting the North Vietnamese Army using one hand to hoist wounded men onto his back while he fired on the enemy with his other hand.
In spite of his own injuries, he didnt sleep for days to make sure all 16 American soldiers deployed with him made it home.
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just watched it...terrific ceremony
So great he was finally recognized .
Welcome home sir
“Uncommon Valor’ is correct and the ceremony was terrific.
President Trump ; Please focus some of your attention on what happened in the Extortion17 mission in AFG in 2011 .
Please do this for Karen and Billy Vaughn and all the other families . They need to know the truth .
” using one hand to hoist wounded men onto his back while he fired on the enemy with his other hand.”
He’s a man alright.
I casually know a guy who was in Laos as a civilian DOD employee. (Some sort of communication engineer) I wonder if he was in this same unit?
I haven’t seen him for years and wouldn’t presume to ask him. I’ve got other friends who have been involved in some similar stuff. It ain’t my business to know more.
Yep, saw it way back then.
Generals, Admirals, even Presidents, all must salute MOH hero’s...
“Studies and observations group”
Worst kept secret of the war. Everybody knew that it stood for “special operations group”
A Hero, unlike that other guy who was captured...
Might have been here:
Not a MACV-SOG operation.
Don’t we have to wait for Dime-Store Cowboy Hat Frederica Wilson’s version of this first?
Maybe Dollar Store with inflation.
They upgraded his DSC to a MOH.
There is a special place in every 11 Bravo grunts heart for their combat medics, they are a class of guys that cannot be compared to others in the field.
I was surprised when the Post Commander saluted him when ever he passed him. It turned out that he won the MOH in Korea doing amazing feats of bravery during the Pusan(?) parameter fights.
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