Hamburger Hill Vet Honored

James Green proudly displays a gift from the Soldiers at Fort Campbell

South Carolina Governor McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster, South Carolina Veterans Affairs, Country music star Craig Morgan, friends and family as well as Rakkasans young and old were among those who gathered outside the South Carolina State House last Friday to honor James Greene for his actions in Vietnam 51 years ago. (video available here)

"When I got over there I knew what I had to do- I had to fight to stay alive." -James Greene

At the ceremony on August 9, 2020, Greene received the Bronze Star, the purple heart with 2 oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit award, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars, the Republic of Vietnam campaign medal and his Combat Infantryman Badge.

"First person I'd like to thank is God... He's the one who got me back here- and my mother for praying... and another guy called... General Honeycutt" -James Greene