Oct 102011
 

Freddie Wallace Green

Birth: Dec. 1, 1942 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Feb. 19, 1966 Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam.

SGT Freddie Wallace Green, Vietnam Veteran, native of Charlotte, NC was 23 years old and was not married. It was reported that Freddie died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

On 19 Feb 1966, nine men of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, died in battle including SGT Freddie Wallace Green. He was participating in Operation Masher/White Wing which was the 1st Cavalry Division’s name for their part of an Allied operation conducted against main force VC and NVA units operating in southeastern Quang Ngai Province and northeastern Binh Dinh Province. The combined VC/NVA force was the Sao Vang (Gold Star) Division, and a force totaling nearly three divisions of US Army, US Marines, Korean Army, and SVN Army and Marines were staged against them. On 17 Feb the 5th Cav caught the heavy weapons battalion of the 2nd VC Regiment, leading to a series of engagements over the next four days.

Sgt Freddie Wallace Green was the Son of Mr. Frank and Rebecca Walker Green (1904 – 1947) of Charlotte. Other survivors include a sister, Miss Frances Green of Charlotte and a Half-Brother James Miller of Charlotte. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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