Watertown Native Awarded Medal Of Honor

Elias Hubbard
October 24, 2017

Mr. Trump presented his first Medal of Honor back in July to an Army medic from MI who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades.

Every Wednesday, retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose's grandchildren - Kaitlyn and Christian - head to his Huntsville, Alabama, home for "homework night" with him and their grandmother, Margaret, Trump said.

The White House said Rose, 69, will be recognized for his gallantry while serving as a medic with the 5th Special Forces Group during combat operations in Vietnam in September 1970.

Rose was awarded the nation's second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Rose repeatedly ran into the line of enemy fire to provide medical care, and used his body on one occasion to shield a wounded American from harm.

"Nations are formed out of the strength and patriotism that lives in the hearts of our great heroes", Trump said, before bestowing the medal. "Your will to endure, your love for your fellow soldier, your devotion to your country inspires us all".

"In every action during those four days, Mike valiantly fought for the life of his comrades, even if it meant the end of his own life", Trump said.

Rose is a 20-year veteran of the Army.

Trump has refused to shake the controversy, tweeting criticism over the weekend of the Democratic congresswoman who first publicly criticized his call with the widow and again taking to Twitter on Monday to rebut Sgt.

The president paused while recounting Rose's story, recalling that his rescue helicopter crashed after it was hit by enemy fire during the attacks.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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