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Alabama man to receive Medal of Honor for heroism during secret Laos mission | AL.com

Alabama man to receive Medal of Honor for heroism during secret Laos mission | AL.com

Almost 50 years since his heroic actions in the jungles of Laos – on a mission that the U.S. government didn’t officially recognize for years – Gary Rose is set to receive the highest military honor in the country.

Rose, who now lives in Huntsville, will receive the Medal of Honor. According to a profile in the New York Times, Rose is the first Medal of Honor recipient to be recognized expressly for his actions during the “secret” U.S. war in Laos and the commendation comes after years of lobbying by his fellow service members.

Source: Alabama man to receive Medal of Honor for heroism during secret Laos mission | AL.com