• Corporal Claud Norman Stevens Library •
Corporal Claud Norman Stevens
Corporal Stevens was born on April 7, 1931 in Union County and joined the U.S. Army from Blairsville, Georgia. He was a member Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division.
Three days after the United Nations Command had launched its “Home by Christmas Offensive” with 110,000 troops surging northward, the Communist China launched a massive counterattack with 300,000 soldiers. Chinese attacks began with bugle calls and whistles, followed by thousands of soldiers charging forward. The 2nd Infantry and the 25th Infantry Division began retreating back across the Ch’ongch’on River and toward the frozen Chosin Reservoir. Corporal Stevens was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri on November 28, 1950. His remains were never recovered.
For his brave and unselfish service, Corporal Stevens was awarded,
Combat Infantryman Badge
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Army Good Conduct Medal
With deep gratitude and admiration, 6.25 Foundation presents a donation of $5,033.00 for the Union County Elementary School Children’s Library to be known as Corporal Claud Norman Stevens Library. We thank Superintendent John Hill and UCS Safety and Security Director Command Sergeant Major Arthur McCann for making this possible.
We thank you Corporal Stevens. You are fondly remembered in the hearts of all grateful South Korean people. Rest in peace.
November 11, 2022