CARL J GREEN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

CARL JOHN GREEN JR

WALL NAME

CARL J GREEN JR

PANEL / LINE

26W/39

DATE OF BIRTH

04/05/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SEASIDE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clatsop County

STATE

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BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CARL JOHN GREEN JR
POSTED ON 11.8.2020
POSTED BY: Don Helmick

I Remember:

Chub
I remember when I was notified of your death. I remember you now=Over 50 years later. You’ve been missed.

Don Helmick
C Co 228th Aviation 1st Air Cavalry9
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POSTED ON 3.14.2020

Final Mission of SP4 Carl J. Green Jr.

On the late afternoon of April 17. 1969, an eight-man ambush team of “Redcatchers” from 3rd Platoon, C Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade, set out on foot from the “Fishnet,” an abandoned fishnet factory near Saigon in Gia Dinh Province, RVN, which the Redcatchers used as their Brigade Forward Base. The team moved about 4-5 miles away from compound and set up after dark near an empty thatch hooch on top of a dike on the south bank of the Kinh Sang canal. Several hours later, at about quarter past nine, while lying prone, an enemy command-detonated Claymore mine was blown near their position. The blast caused no injuries, however, four of the team members moved to their feet while the other four rolled over the edge of the dike. At that moment, a second Claymore was detonated. Three of the four standing Redcatchers were killed by the explosion and the fourth had his legs blown off. The team members below the dike called for help. A medivac helicopter and some support troops arrived, and the casualties were flown to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. The three lost troopers were SGT Kenneth R. Bull, PFC Lawrence J. Lauzon, and PFC William H. Smith. SP4 Carl J. Green Jr., who lost his legs, died of his wounds a week later on April 24, 1969. The loss of life was poignant in its own way for each of the team members: Green reportedly had previously been awarded two Purple Heart decorations before receiving his third for this incident; Bull was within ten days of rotating back to the U.S. as his tour was ending; Lauzon, who had only been in country a month, was new to the Company and was already speaking of a premonition of his death; and Smith had a wife who had just given birth. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Jerry Morehead (February 2020)]
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POSTED ON 1.27.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Carl Green,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.5.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Carl John Green Jr., Served with Company C, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Carl John Green Jr, 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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