Frederick David GreeneSergeant
A CO, 3RD BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
01 November 1948 - 21 July 1970
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The database page for Frederick David Greene
Fred was a guy I grew up with. He was a year older but we played a lot of sports together. I was in Vietnam at the same time but did not know he was over there also. He will not be forgotten.
From his friend,
We grew up in a close knit, loving family where our lives are still very much intertwined. I will never forget Fred's gentle humor, tender heart and capacity to love. I am forever proud to call him my cousin. I will never forget his death nor the sacrifices of his comrades.
From his cousin,
19 Jun 2007
What I remember best about my cousin, Freddy, is his crooked smile. He smiled a lot.
We grew up in a time when life was perfect. We cousins (and there were many of us) were able to see each other often. Family potluck suppers and parties were the norm for our close-knit family. As we hit the teen years we didn't always want to visit the aunts and uncles but the COUSINS! Woo hoo. I never turned down an opportunity to see Freddy and his younger brother, Jim. They played guitar together and had what would be called a garage band now. They were good - even played some parties.
I'll never forget the day Freddy's music was stopped forever. I would never see that smile again. Our family was forever changed that day. Oh, we have gotten on with our lives. We have been truly happy and truly blessed all these years. The cousins are still close. Yet even now I still see, in my mind's eye, that empty spot where Freddy's smiling face should be.
Wars are bad. They rob us of our loved ones. They scar us as individuals and as a nation. We must strive to NEVER FORGET all the dedicated soldiers who have followed their commander-in-chief's order to go to war. We must pray for our leaders that they do their utmost to keep our country from war.
I love you, Freddy.
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a childhood friend,
W. Mike Hewitt
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Dec 2004
Last updated 12/02/2007