Texas Military Forces
Hall of Honor
O. Green began his military career when he was commissioned a second
lieutenant June 1, 1928, in the Officers Reserve Corps. He was appointed
in the Texas National Guard in 1937 and was mobilized with the Guard on
November 25, 1940.
Major General Green served with the 36th Infantry Division during seven
campaigns in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the
Legion of Merit, the Italian Order of the Crown, and the French Croix de
Guerre. He was released from active duty on January 23, 1946, as a
He was again appointed in the Texas National Guard in December 1946. He
served a number of command positions in the 36th Infantry Division and
was promoted to colonel April 21, 1959.
In June 1969, General Green was appointed brigadier general, Texas State
Guard, and assigned as Deputy Commander. In December 1972, he was
appointed brevet brigadier general, Texas National Guard. He assumed
command of the State Guard in July 1974 as acting commander and was
appointed commanding general, Texas State Guard and promoted to major
general on August 1, 1974.
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