From a contemporary press report: Martin L. Green died peacefully at home in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, May 25, 2004, surrounded by family and friends. He would have been 92 years old this August.
Originally born in the Philippines, where his mother was serving as a U.S. Army nurse, his family moved to Washington, DC and then Oakton, Virginia. He graduated from West Point in 1937 and married Catherine Jeanette Fox of Oakton, Virginia.
He survived World War II and the Korean Conflict and retired as a full Colonel after 30 years of service.
He then pursued a career with the Health Department of Fairfax County, Virginia, until he retired again at the age of 70.
His oldest son, Martin Green, Jr. died in Vietnam in 1968 and his wife, Katie died in 1982.
In 1989, Martin married Margaret S. Johnson of McLean, Virginia, and devoted his time to his second wife and a life of leisure.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his son, Maurice Fox Green of Seattle, Washington, and his daughter, Jeanette Green Tomaszewski of Gaithersburg, Maryland; as well as his 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on July 22, 2004. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memorial of Martin L. Green to West Point Fund, c/o AOG, West Point, West Point, NY 10996 or to St. Peters Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia 22207.
GREEN, MARTIN L
- COL US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/01/1942 – 06/01/1966
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/18/1912
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/25/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/22/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 837ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Martin Levering Green, Jr., Captain, Special Forces, United States Army. A 1964 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was killed in action in Vietnam on 11 May 1969. He was the recipient of the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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