David Nathaniel Green, Jr.


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Sumter, South Carolina

Survivors include his father; two brothers, Thomas W. and John G. Green, both of Sumter; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Green of Sumter

Army, Second Lieutenant

A Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, US Army Vietnam

Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge

Apr 2, 1941

Jul 24, 1967

Killed in Action. LT Green was lost due to a non-hostile ground incident which resulted in accidental self-destruction

LT Green’s body was recovered and buried in Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, SC


Additional Information

LT Green’s name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC on Panel 23E, Line115.  LT Green’s name is also listed on the Vietnam Conflict Panel of the Sumter County War Memorial, Sumter County Courthouse, North Main Street, Sumter, SC and the Vietnam Column of the Veterans Memorial, MG George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park, adjacent to Shaw AFB, Broad Street Extension, Sumter, SC.

The following was taken from an obituary article printed in The State Newspaper, Columbia, SC on July 31, 1967, Page 15A and was researched and provided on 7 November 2009 courtesy of Ms Debra Bloom, Local History Manager, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC.

Military Service Due For Veteran

Graveside services will be conducted in the Sumter Cemetery with full military honors for Lt. David N. Green, Jr., 26, who was killed in action in Vietnam July 24.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter.  He was born in Sumter, son of Maj. David N. Green and the late Mrs. Elizabeth DeLorme Green.

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