KENNETH L GREEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

KENNETH LEON GREEN

WALL NAME

KENNETH L GREEN

PANEL / LINE

27E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

10/14/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ROOSEVELT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Gila County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH LEON GREEN
POSTED ON 10.14.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Kenneth Leon Green, Served with the Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Kenneth L. Green

SP4 Kenneth L. Green and SP4 Edward C. Beck were Airborne-qualified infantrymen serving with Tiger Force recon platoon. Tiger Force was the name of a long-range reconnaissance patrol unit of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade (Separate), 101st Airborne Division. The unit consisted of approximately 45 paratroopers and was alleged to have committed war crimes from May to November 1967, including the killing of hundreds of civilians. While Army investigators concluded that many of the war crimes indeed took place, no prosecutions were ever pursued. On September 29, 1967, during Operation Wheeler, a multi-brigade effort to blunt an offensive being conducted by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) northwest of Chu Lai, RVN, Tiger Force spent the day searching for NVA complexes. As evening approached, they began to look for a place to set up their night defensive position. Gunfire suddenly erupted from an adjacent undergrowth and the Tigers dove for cover as a steady stream of AK-47 fire raked their position. Tiger team leaders broke the unit into three teams to confront the estimated platoon-sized enemy force. One of the team leaders ordered Green and Beck to move forward and scout the enemy’s position. Because of the seven-foot elephant grass, thorn bushes, and mangroves, it was difficult to see where the enemy was concealed. Unhesitatingly, the two Tigers crawled through tall grass to a clearing. Now exposed to the enemy, the NVA sprayed their position with gunfire. Green was wounded and cried out for a medic. An aidman moved forward, and as he pulled Green’s ankle to draw him back into the brush, the enemy opened fire again, fatally wounding Green in the head. Beck was also hit four times in the stomach and upper torso. As the medic attempted to provide aid, Beck expired. The medic withdrew, and the Tigers had to wait until air cover suppressed the enemy snipers long enough so the two dead troopers could be recovered. One of the helicopters then landed in a clearing, and Green and Beck were placed in ponchos and put on the aircraft and taken to their base camp at Chu Lai. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War” by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss]
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POSTED ON 1.29.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Kenneth Green,
Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Indirect Fire 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 9.29.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Kenneth Leon Green

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)
Division: 101st Airborne Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 1362 (November 23, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Leon Green (ASN: RA-19865325), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force on 27 September 1967 while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Greene was observing a river crossing when enemy movement was detected on the opposite shore. Upon spotting the enemy, Specialist Greene engaged them with accurate rifle fire which killed one North Vietnamese soldier. Almost immediately, the enemy had Specialist Green located and they opened fire on his position with a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire. With no thought of his own safety, Specialist Greene charged forward into the deadly hail of fire in a valiant assault on the enemy. Specialist Fourth Class Greene's outstanding gallantry was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2016
POSTED BY: G. Henry White

When we were children

you were the under classman, just two grades, we were mere friends. I delivered the daily news paper to your home on Noftzger hill in Globe, Arizona.
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