Martin Levering Green
Colonel, United States Army
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
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.
Posted: 8 August 2004