Charles Clifford Green, Sr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Charles Clifford Green Sr., 80, a retired Army Corps of Engineers lieutenant colonel who served in World War II and the Korean conflict, died of pneumonia September 4, 1998 at Providence Hospital. He lived in the District of Columbia.

Colonel Green, a native of Enterprise, Alabama, was a senior at Florida A&M University when he entered the Army in 1942. He served in Europe and the South Pacific during World War II, and was in Korea during the war there. His military honors included the Meritorious Service Medal with three Battle Stars.

He retired from the military in 1962 while with an advisory group in Taiwan and then began a civil service career with the Department of Labor. He retired in 1974 as the acting chief of an anti-poverty program for the office of manpower administration.

He was a graduate of George Washington University, where he also received a master's degree in political science.

He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Pigskin Club of Washington, George Washington University Alumni Association and Retired Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Hester Green of Washington; two sons, Charles Green Jr. of Jackson, Miss., and James V. Green of Washington; and two sisters, Nellie Lewis of New York and Hattie Ward of Orlando.


On Friday, September 4, 1998, beloved husband of Hester P. Green, RN; devoted father of James V. and Charles C. Green Jr. He is also survived by two sisters, Nellie Lewis and Hattie Ward, and a host of other relatives and friends. The late Mr. Green will lie in state in Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 53rd and Ames St. NE, Thursday, September 10 from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m., Reverend Dr. Kirk D. Monroe, officiating. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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