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Monday, November 02, 2009

R.I.P. Spc. Anthony G. Green

Name: Army Spc. Anthony G. Green

Age: 28

From: Matthews, N.C.

Assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, Texas

Incident: Army Spc. Anthony G. Green died Oct. 16 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats.

Died: October 16, 2009

(Taken from Flags fly at half staff across Yorktown.

"The soldiers came here Friday night about 9:30 and of course I happened to be the only one here, and when I saw them come up the sidewalk, I realized what happened." Spc. Anthony G. Green's grandmother, Dorothy Cleveland said.

Texas National Guard Spc. Anthony G. Green, known as Gabriel by his friends and family, died on a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan. The military reports Green and another soldier were killed when a road side bomb struck their unit.

Green, just 28 years old, was a graduate of Yorktown High School and lived in the small community most of his life before marrying his high school sweetheart and having two daughters.

"He was kind and generous and just loving, and he liked people and it seemed like they liked him too." Cleveland said.

Green's grandmother adds that during high school he talked of one day joining the military, but before enlisting, he worked briefly in North Carolina.

"He loved his country and felt like it was his duty to go and serve." Cleveland said.

But this was not Green's first go around serving our country. He served twice in Iraq before being sent to Afghanistan and he was just weeks away from coming home to visit his loved ones.

"Everyone was looking forward to him coming home, his wife and little girls were planning all kinds of things for him." Cleveland said.

But now, instead of planning a party, they're planning a funeral.

The last time a Yorktown soldier died while serving our county was back during the Vietnam War. The names of those soldiers are listed on a memorial in front of the Yorktown Public Library. In the near future, Spc. Green's name will be added to the list of Yorktown soldiers who have died in the line of duty.

While all of the family is grieving the loss of a beloved son, brother, grandson and husband, Cleveland worries most about his two young daughters who are three and six years old.

"It's going to be hard for the girls cause they really loved their Daddy, and he was really a good father, and he loved those little girls." Cleveland said.

Spc. Green will be buried in Yorktown. The family says the funeral is tentatively scheduled for this Saturday providing that Green's body is back in the states by then.

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