1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mike Rose, the Army medic who will receive the Medal of Honor, Oct. 23, for his heroic actions in Laos back in Sept. 1970, discusses his participation in the mission that earned him the nation’s highest award for military valor. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo ) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Rose in Kontum, Vietnam, 1970. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Gary M. Rose) VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gary M. Rose promoted to the rank of Captain at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on Dec. 19, 1977. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Gary M. Rose) VIEW ORIGINAL
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — “Do you know how you can tell the veterans from the new guys?” asked Mike Rose, relaying advice given to him decades ago by his father.
“The new guys are kind of looking around, seeing what’s going on,” Rose said. “The veterans are over there shaking and can hardly keep hold of their rifle because they have