Giving Back

Giving Back Tour: A.C. Green’s Vietnam Homecoming

Giving Back Tour: A.C. Green’s Vietnam Homecoming
During the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Colonel Alex Charles (A.C.) Green completed 130 missions, often deep in the jungles and stranded for days. By the time A.C. returned stateside to spend nine months in the hospital recovering from injuries, he’d earned two Purple Hearts, the U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Cross and the Bronze Star medal.

A.C.’s sister, Ruthann Wingate (who nominated him for recognition in FOV’s Giving Back Tour), told us that he gave the best part of his life to the Service. He did—and he served well. Despite the multiple occasions on which he was shot in the chest and back, A.C. says he regrets nothing and that his time in Vietnam left him with experiences he never wants to forget.

When we visited A.C. outside Denver, he was so open with his memories. We were honored to hear his inspiring story of courage and commitment to his country. It was our privilege to present him with an FOV rustic wooden American flag, and to give A.C. a long-overdue "Welcome Home!" from Vietnam, along with our sincere thanks for all he has sacrificed to serve our nation.

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