The White House has awarded the nation’s top honor for bravery to retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose, a medic who was credited for saving dozens of soldiers’ lives during the Vietnam War.
Rose’s actions came during a covert mission, Operation Tailwind, that was classified for decades. During the mission, “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 in a statement last month.
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