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First Name: Daniel

Last Name: Green

Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)



Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: M.



Date of Birth: 18 July 1926

Date of Death: 04 May 1945

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Daniel Milford Green

   
Engagements:
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)

Biography:

Daniel Milford Green

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Navy Cross

GENERAL ORDERS:
Commander in Chief Pacific Forces: Serial 032472 (November 15, 1945)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Daniel M. Green (MCSN: 547167), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company F, Second Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Islands, 4 May 1945.
Joining in an attack against a strongly-held enemy position, Private First Class Green fearlessly advanced upon two pillboxes, blasting and destroying both emplacements and fourteen of the enemy therein. Then, relentlessly continuing the attack with his company, he entered a hostile village and killed ten more Japanese, thereby aiding materially in the seizure of his company's objective. Cool and courageous, he constantly exposed himself to the deadly fusillades as he maintained a steady stream of accurate fire upon the Japanese, persevering in his determined efforts until he fell, mortally wounded by a vicious burst from hostile guns. An indomitable fighter, Private First Class Green, by his dauntless initiative and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of tremendous odds, had rendered valiant service and his conduct throughout he bitter conflict was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.



Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315792   Created by: drjones46

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