SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense
Today in the Department of Defense, October 20, 2017
EXCERPT from Today in the Department of Defense, October 20, 2017
The U.S. Army hosts a media roundtable at 10:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) with retired Army Captain Gary Michael “Mike” Rose. Rose will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump at a White House ceremony on Oct. 23, 2017, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. Joining Rose will be Lt. Col. Eugene McCarley (retired), mission commander of Operation Tailwind. Following the roundtable, brief, five-to-seven-minute, one-on-one, on-camera interviews may be conducted. A historian from the U.S. Army Center of Military History will also be available to provide context to Operation Tailwind and the U.S. Army’s involvement in Southeast Asia during that time. Television cameras must be in place no later than 10:15 a.m. EDT. Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.