2nd Platoon, C Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

Howard Green aboard the USS Benewah in the Mekong Delta – July 1967

May 7, 1943 � May 13, 2007

Howard Earl Green, 64, of Conroe died Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Conroe. Services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Clayton Baptist Church in College Station, with the Rev. Cedric Rouse, of St. Emanuel Baptist Church in Hearne, officiating. Burial will be in Brushey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel and Son Funeral Home.

Howard was born May 7, 1943 in Bryan. He retired as facilitator from Texas Southern University, and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his brothers, James, Milton and A.J. Green, both of Bryan; and sister, Gladys Green of Los Angeles, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Clayton Baptist Church.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on 5/18/2007.

Dong Tam – September, 1967 – Lt. Jack Benedick’s 2nd Platoon
13 lucky survivors of the original platoon members who trained together
from May to December 1966 at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Upper left:  Fred Harrell, James Holstine, Curtis Irvin, Bill Reynolds,
Howard Green, Dan Kerr, & Frank Modde.
Lower left:  Jimmie Salazar, Lt. Jack, Bill Varsafsky, Bob French,
& Mike Cramer –  Not in photo is Stan Cockerell.

Bodies Of Two Missing Fishermen Recovered

LAKE CONROE The bodies of two fishermen missing from their boat since Friday have been recovered from Lake Conroe.

The body of Frank Miller, 63, was spotted about 6:30 a.m. Monday by residents who live on Sand Shore and called authorities, said officials with Montgomery County’s Constable’s Office Precinct 1 Marine Division.

The body of Howard Green, 64, was recovered Sunday around 3:45 p.m. by search and rescue crews, officials said.

Autopsy reports released Monday said the deaths were consistent with accidental drowning. The drownings were the second and third this year at the lake, said Constable Deputy Tony Guy. The first was about a month ago, when a fisherman fell off his boat near Lewis Creek, Guy said.

Last year, there were three reported drownings at the lake.

Miller and Green were from Houston, officials said. Green was retired director of plant operations at Texas Southern University and Miller was a former teacher at Fondren Middle School.

The men disappeared Friday during a fishing trip. They were with three friends who were in a second boat, said Constable Deputy Tony Guy.

The friends discovered Miller and Green’s empty boat circling in the lake near the southern mouth of Rush Creek shortly before noon and called authorities, Guy said. Miller and Green reportedly had health problems, he said.


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May 1967 – Dong Tam – Here’s Howard displaying his purely excellent barber skills
while attempting to improve Willie
McTear’s appearance. No simple task – ha!