WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is awarding the Medal of Honor to a retired army medic from Alabama who risked his life during the Vietnam War to help wounded comrades.
Trump is giving the nation’s highest military honor to retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose of Huntsville during a White House ceremony. Rose received the country’s highest military honor for “conspicuous gallantry,” the White House said in a statement.
“From September 11 through September 14, 1970, while his unit was engaged with a much larger force deep in enemy-controlled territory, then-Sergeant Rose repeatedly ran into the line of enemy fire to provide critical medical aid to his comrades, using his own body on one occasion to shield a wounded American from harm,” the White House said.
Rose will become the second person to receive the Medal of Honor from Trump.