Gary Rose, a U.S. Army medic, was part of the secret Studies and Observation Group (SOG) – an organization made up of Special Forces volunteers who served in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War SOG conducted cross-border operations into Laos – tapping communication lines, attacking North Vietnamese convoys, snatching captives, and more. On one of those raids – Operation Tailwind – Rose distinguished himself by saving the lives of many of his fellow comrades. Read more in a news report by Dave Philipps – “Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic”, The New York Times, July 30, 2016.
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John Friberg is the Editor and Publisher of SOF News. He is a retired Command Chief Warrant Officer (CW5 180A) with 40 years service in the U.S. Army Special Forces with active duty and reserve components.