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Staff Sergeant Joseph H. Green Class of 2015

Silver Star Medal

United States Army

Silver Star Medal

JOSEPH H. GREEN, Staff Sergeant, 325th Glider Infantry for gallantry in action on 2 February 1945, in Germany, Staff Sergeant GREEN, Light Machine Gun Section Sergeant, during an attack on the SIEGFREID Line, led his men forward in the face of heavy automatic weapons fire from concrete pillboxes to furnish close support for the attacking riflemen. When the machine guns became worn out from the constant firing, Staff Sergeant GREEN organized the section as riflemen and led an assault into the enemy positions. His high courage and devotion to duty were an inspiration to his men and contributed greatly to the success of the attack. Entered military service from MARION, OHIO.


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