Gary Michael Rose (Mike) joins me in person to share what happened in Laos during Operation Tailwind in 1970. During these 4 days, Sergeant Rose exposed himself to the enemy many times in order to treat the wounded. And then, the helicopter carrying Rose and others crashed further injuring him and the other wounded on board.
Despite his numerous wounds from the past three days, Mike Rose continued to pull and carry unconscious and wounded personnel out of the burning wreckage and continued to administer aid to the wounded until another extraction helicopter arrived.
It’s a remarkable story of selflessness where Rose said “we should not have survived.”
“I really take pride in the fact that I can go to my grave knowing that at least one person- I did something one day that caused him to live another 42 years,” Rose said.
This Special Forces Medic is credited with saving numerous lives over that 4 day period. You can read his Medal of Honor Citation here.
I loved having him in studio to talk in person. You can also watch this interview on YouTube here.