Episode 2449 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature two stories about the discovery, identification and return of the remains of a Vietnam Veteran who was lost in 1971. One of the stories comes from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service and was titled: Remains of Soldier killed during the Vietnam War to be buried in Ramona, California. It was submitted by Fonda Bock, a writer for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The other story was a press release from The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and was titled: Soldier Accounted For From Vietnam War (Green, T.)
In 1971, 19 year old Thomas F. Green of Ramona, California was serving his country in the U.S. Army as a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. On Oct. 26, 1971 his aircraft went down into the sea during bad weather. He died in the crash but his remains were not recovered and identified until Aug. 23, 2022 by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
There was an unsuccessful recovery attempt made in 1974 when divers from the Joint Casualty Resolution Center dove on what was believed to be the crash site. A number of investigation and recovery efforts took place between 1994 and 2021 with a June 2021 recovery mission finding possible human remains and material evidence. Thomas F. Green remains will be interred Feb. 23, at Nuevo Memory Gardens
For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.
Green’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000BThWEAW.
“For additional information about Pfc. Green, go to: https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3139077/soldier-accounted-for-from-vietnam-war-green-t/
To learn more about the Department of Defense’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at http://www.dpaa.mil,
www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call (703) 699-1420/1169.
Listen to episode 2449 and discover more about the discovery, identification and return of the remains of a Vietnam Veteran who was lost in 1971.