Marine Norman Green


Unit : E Troop, No.45 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : PLY/X 106617

Awards : Military Medal


On the 8th June 1944 the withdrawal from Merville to Le Plein. E Troop came under heavy fire during this withdrawal. Marine Green being in charge of a light machine gun was ordered to take up a position on the right hand side of a hedge and to engage the enemy. This he found he was unable to do owing to low branches and long grass. He therefore abandoned all cover and running into the open under intensive and accurate fire during which time a bullet lodged in the magazine of his gun, opened fire with much effect into the enemy position, so that it was silenced. This man's calm and coolness under intense fire was an inspiration to all, and enabled the withdrawal to continue successfully.


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