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GEOFFREY EMMONS GREEN


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of 1LT Geoffrey E. Green

    Posted on 10/23/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    1LT Geoffrey E. Green was an Infantry Officer serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. On September 8, 1965, during Operation Piranha, a U.S. Marine Corps operation on the Batangan Peninsula in Quang Ngai Province, RVN, to wipe out the 1st Viet Cong Regiment, B Company began a search and clear operation in their area of responsibility. At about 12:30 PM, the Marines captured six Viet Cong near a cave. Other Viet Cong then started firing from the mouth of the cave. After a futile attempt to get the occupants of the cave to cease fire and surrender, demolitions were exploded in the mouth of the cave, killing sixty-six of the enemy. 1LT Green and several Marines entered the cave to conduct a search and were overcome by the lack of oxygen. Green did not recover and died of asphyxia. Eight other Marines were successfully revived. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 3rd Marine Division, September 1965]
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  • Never forget

    Posted on 7/10/18 - by A Marine Brother
    SEMPER FI,LT
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/10/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Geoffrey Emmons Green, Served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/8/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Geoffrey Emmons Green, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi, Lt.

    Posted on 9/8/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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