Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War.
Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with.
Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970.
Holy shit, watch the video and listen to the Citation being read. That’s a hell of a war story right there.
Now check out the guy holding the MOH while it’s being read. That dude has arms of steel, it never wavers the entire time.