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Old 22 September 2017, 09:42
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Green Beret to receive MOH

RVN veteran, Green Beret,Gary"Mike"Rose,5th Group, will be awarded the MOH at the Whitehouse October 23rd.
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Old 22 September 2017, 09:57
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Sort of an odd case, as Gary Rose is very well known in SF circles, and his heroism on that operation is well-known and the stuff of legend for SF medics. Usually belated MOH cases involve awards that were lost in the paperwork shuffle, not upgrades 50 years later requiring congressional action.

Regardless, he deserves it.
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Old 22 September 2017, 11:11
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Remember reading a series of articles on that operation in SOF as a teenager, the angle was to give true story instead of some BS controversy on gas use by another vet IIRC
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Old 22 September 2017, 19:14
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Saw this on LI today, good stuff.
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Old 22 September 2017, 21:29
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Old 23 September 2017, 09:08
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Awesome news! I'm glad he is getting recognized for his actions. Well deserved!
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Old 29 September 2017, 10:34
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I had never heard his story before looking it up today. Don't even have words. Humbled and proud that men like that exist.
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The presentation is at 1500 EDT today. Should be covered live by the cable networks.
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Amazing story! Congratulations Capt. Rose!
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Here is some more info on Cpt. Rose,

The U.S. Army will induct Capt. Gary Rose into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, tomorrow. The Pentagon ceremony will add Rose's name to the distinguished roster in the Hall of Heroes, the Defense Department's permanent display of record for all recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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Captain Gary M. Rose

October 17, 1947

Huntsville, Alabama

April 4, 1967

18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant

5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Thailand, 1969; Republic of Vietnam, 1970; Panama, 1971-1973
U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Gary M. Rose during U.S. Army Jump School at Fort Benning, Ga., September 1967. Photo courtesy of Gary M. Rose.

Retired Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose enlisted in the U. S. Army, April 4, 1967. He attended basic training at Fort Ord, California, and Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. After graduating from AIT, he was promoted to private first class and attended the U.S. Army Jump School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

In October 1967, Rose began Special Forces Training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. A year later, he graduated as a Special Forces medic and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. In April 1969, Rose was assigned to the 46th Special Forces Company, headquartered in Lopburi, Thailand. In April 1970, Rose was reassigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, 5th Special Forces Group.

In April 1971, Rose attended the Spanish Language School in Anacostia, D.C., then assigned to the 8th Special Forces Group (later designated the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Group) in Panama until August 1973.

In August 1973, Rose was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery in December 1973, and attended Field Artillery Officer Basic at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1978, Rose attended the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course followed by various field artillery assignments in Germany, New Mexico, Korea and Fort Sill.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Gary M. Rose, Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 10, 1975. Photo courtesy of Gary M. Rose.
Gary M. Rose promoted to the rank of Captain at Fort Sill, Okla., on Dec. 19, 1977. Photo courtesy of Gary M. Rose.
Rose graduated in December 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in General Education and Military Science from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and a Masters of Arts in Communication from the University of Oklahoma in December 1989.

Rose retired from the U. S. Army in May 1987. He then worked as an instructional designer writing operator, user and maintenance manuals, as well as designing training for the manufacturing industry. He permanently retired in 2010. Rose has been married to his wife Margaret since 1971. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. In retirement, Rose has remained involved in charity activities primarily through the Knights of Columbus.

Rose’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster and “V” device, the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal with two knots, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign with star, Presidential Unit Citation (MAC SOG), Vietnam Civic Action Honor Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation – with Palm Combat Medical Badge, Special Forces Tab, U.S. Army Parachute Badge, Thai Army Parachute Badge, Vietnam Parachute Badge, and several service ribbons
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Old Today, 17:27
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Just realized his Award photo has him in Spec 4 rank, his rank at the time of the action. Who handles getting someone a uniform like that, who's been out for so long?
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