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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  • My name is Cliff Avery AC came to our Recon team at the start of the TET offensive we were in firefights every day many were wounded, AC took charge he was a great leader and highly respected by those that served under him no doubt the man was a true hero.
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  • AC came to our Recon during the

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  • I was LT. A.C. Greens Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) and eventually become his Pointman for his Platoon he commanded Recon. 29er of The Black Scarf Battalion. I wrote about LT. A.C. Green extensively in my memoirs on my tour in Vietnam June of 67- June of 68.’ I went out on many patrols with A.C., sat and ate C-Rations during our breaks. We were in many a firefight during the Tet Offensive of 68’. He was not only a great leader of men; but he was a fine human being. I miss him so much! Rest in Peace Sir!

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  • I was wondering the same thing as Rose. If LTC Green is the same man who attended the University of Arizona and drove that pumpkin-colored mustang, then he is remembered not only for his service, but as my big brother.

    Joan on
  • I was wondering the same thing as Rose. If LTC Green is the same man who attended the University of Arizona and drove that pumpkin-colored mustang, then he is remembered not only for his service, but as my big brother.

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