Episode 2769 – Medal of Honor tribute to Army MACV-SOG Capt. Gary Michael Rose

Army MACV-SOG Capt. Gary Michael Rose, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

President Donald J. Trump places the Medal of Honor around the neck of retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose during a ceremony at the White House, Oct. 23, 2017. DoD photo by C. Todd Lopez

Episode 2769 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army MACV-SOG Capt. Gary Michael Rose and his Congressional Medal of Honor award. The featured story comes from The U.S. Department of Defense website and was titled: Medal of Honor Awarded to Army Captain for Actions in Laos. It was submitted by C. Todd Lopez, a writer for the Army News Service

Lopez, in his story, reported that more than 50 years after his heroic actions in Laos during the Vietnam War, Army Capt. Gary Michael Rose was recognized with the Medal of Honor.

On October 23, 2017, in a White House ceremony, President Donald J. Trump presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose.

President Trump said this at the event: “This will enshrine him into the history of our nation,” said President Donald J. Trump, during the Medal of Honor ceremony yesterday at the White House.

Rose served as a combat medic during the Vietnam War with the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, part of Army Special Forces. He was recognized for his actions between Sept. 11-14, 1970, in Laos. The mission he was part of, “Operation Tailwind,” had for many years been classified.

Following the Medal of Honor ceremony, Rose said he believed the medal he received was not only for him, but for all those who served — especially those who had fought in combat but who had not been able to be recognized due to the classified nature of their operations.

Rose said this about the award “This award, which I consider a collective medal, is for all of the men, to include the Air Force and the Marines who helped us.  This is our medal. We all earned it.”

Listen to episode 2769 and discover more about Army MACV-SOG Capt. Gary Michael Rose and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors.


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