Oct 24, 2017 by Will Maule

Medal Of Honor Recipient "If You Don't Believe In God, You Should Have Been With Us That Day"

Retired Army Captain Gary M. Rose has been awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in the Vietnam war. Rose risked his life to save others after coming under fire for four days, assisting 60-70 comrades, suffering horrific injury as a result. 

Crawling from soldier to soldier, Rose was struck in the leg by the shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade. But he soldiered on, saving countless lives.

"Mike rescued those in distress without any thought for his own safety," said President Donald Trump who presented the award. "He raced to the side of the soldiers - exposing himself to contact fire."

"He used a branch as a crutch to keep helping the wounded and saved the lives of his fellow soldiers," Trump added. 

Eventually, Mike managed to help the troops evacuate by helicopter. But just after takeoff, the helicopter engine failed, and the aircraft came plummetting to the ground. "He raced back to the crash site and pulled one man after another out of the smoking and smouldering helicopter as it spewed jet fuel from its ruptured tanks," said President Trump. 

"He refused treatment until all of his men had been cared for first."

"If you don't believe in God, you should have been with us on that day," Rose told the President of that day. 

"I can tell you, it will make a believer out of you. We should never ever have survived."

"We have a nation who thank God that you lived," said President Trump. 

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