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Walt Russell | 7th Infantry Division - Army

9:12   |   Walt Russell’s brother-in-law and best friend, Joe Clemons, was in trouble on Pork Chop Hill and he led his own company to the outpost to relieve him. In the famous movie about this battle, Gregory Peck portrayed Clemons and Rip Torn portrayed Russell. During the intense and bloody battle, Mr. Russell's reinforcements helped save the Americans that were defending the hill, and he was awarded the Silver Star for his heroic actions and leadership.

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