Second Lieutenant CLAUDE E. GREEN, 01891905, Infantry, Company "C", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 23 February 1953, Lieutenant GREEN was leading an ambush patrol in the vicinity of Chich-on, Korea. When the patrol neared its ambush site, it was fired upon at close range by an enemy force. Lieutenant GREEN was seriously wounded in the initial burst of fire and tumbled into a small defiladed position. Sensing the danger to his men and with complete disregard for his personal safety, he ordered his patrol to return to a covered position and reorganize. Lieutenant GREEN was unable to move due to his wounds, but with determination, he kept his radio in operation, constantly informing his company commander of the situation and giving directions for friendly mortar fire, He was transmitting messages when he was assisted back to safety by two volunteers from his patrol. His actions were contributing factors in routing the enemy and inflicting many casualties upon them. Lieutenant GREEN'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from North Carolina.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.