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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam veteran

President Trump awarded Vietnam veteran Gary M. Rose with the Medal of Honor. Photo: White House live stream

President Trump awarded retired Army Capt. Gary Michael "Mike" Rose the Congressional Medal of Honor on Monday for his heroism in the Vietnam War.

"Today we have a room full of people and a nation who thank God that you lived," Trump said after recounting Rose's narrow escape after days tending to the wounded behind enemy lines. "Your devotion to your country inspires us all."

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