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  SP4 Billy Monroe Green    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Billy Monroe Green, who died in the service of his country on June 24th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Billy was 22 years of age. He was from Los Angeles, California. Billy is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 08E, Line 85.

The decorations earned by SP4 Billy Monroe Green include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Billy is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, 204 N. Evergreen, Los Angeles

Robert (Skip) Baker
Close Friend/team mate
76326 Klohn Rd.
Oakridge, OR 97463 Lane
My Friend
Billy and I were in the Ground Surviellance Plt togeather in Hawaii. We volunteered for a tour as door gunners togeather in 1965. He went but I got into trouble and pulled from the program. He returned to the unit before christmas. We spent christmas on Waikaki togeather and left for Vietnam New Years Day 1966. We both had strong family ties in Oregon and we made real plans to attend college togeather. He was withen a few days of getting discharged from the army.the platoon was going on patrol: I went to the commander and told him how short Billy was.Billy didn't have to go: he insisted on going. He was the first soldier hit that day in the ambush. We had designated each other as escorts, but they wouldn't allow me to escort his body home: I'm white. I spent the rest of my adult life in the army trying to make a difference. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my friend Billy