Although we refer to America’s Southeast Asian war of the 60s and 70s the “Vietnam War,” this title obscures the fact that the war was actually regional in nature, with severe effects for Vietnam’s neighbors, Laos and Cambodia, which were directly impacted during the war and suffered dire consequences afterwards.
The story linked below details Rose’s actions on a bloody day 47 years ago. Nearly half a century may seem like a long delay for the receipt of this medal — but bear in mind, the very fact that he had even been in Laos was regarded as classified information at the time.
More than 47 years after his heroic actions in Laos during the Vietnam War, Army Capt. Gary Michael Rose was recognized with the Medal of Honor. Read more at source…
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