Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump awarded retired Army Capt. Gary Rose with the Medal of Honor on Monday for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.

Rose voluntarily risked his life on multiple occasions during combat operations while serving as a medic with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in enemy-controlled territory in September 1970, the White House said.

On the final day of his mission, then-Sgt. Rose, although wounded, exposed himself to enemy fire while moving wounded personnel to the extraction point, loading them into helicopters, and helping repel an enemy assault on the American position, according to the White House.

When the final extraction helicopter was shot down shortly after takeoff, Rose pulled the helicopter crew and members of his unit from the burning wreckage and provided medical aid until another extraction helicopter arrived, the White House said.

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