President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor on Monday to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War.

Trump will award retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose of Huntsville, Alabama, the nation's highest military honor during a White House ceremony.

The White House said Rose, 69, will be recognized for his gallantry while serving as a medic with the 5th Special Forces Group during combat operations in Vietnam in September 1970. Rose repeatedly ran into the line of enemy fire to provide medical care, and used his body on one occasion to shield a wounded American from harm.

On the final day of the mission, Rose was wounded but put himself in the line of fire while moving wounded personnel to an extraction point, loading them into helicopters and helping to repel an enemy assault.

As he boarded the final extraction helicopter, the aircraft was hit with intense enemy fire and crashed shortly after takeoff. The White House said Rose ignored his own injuries and pulled the helicopter crew and members of his unit from the burning wreckage and provided medical care until another extraction helicopter arrived.

Rose is a 20-year veteran of the Army. He will be the second person to be awarded the Medal of Honor by Trump. The president honored James McCloughan of South Haven, Michigan, in July for his actions to save wounded soldiers in a Vietnam kill zone.