CPT Joseph Thomas Greene was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/23/2014 at the age of 70.2
Savannah, GA
Date of Birth 10/27/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly Columbus, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was born October 27, 1944 in Savannah to the late Reverend Joseph Thomas Greene, Sr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lee Greene (Patrick). Tom is a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. Tom graduated in 1962 from Groves High School. After graduating from Furman University as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1966 and became a Huey gunship helicopter pilot. Serving in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1967-68, then Captain Greene was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Bronze Star medals and 37 Air Medals with the V-Device for Valor. Following military service, Mr. Greene continued public service for over 30 years as an Engineering Psychologist with the Department of Defense.

Survivors include his son, U.S. Army LTC Thomas David Greene; daughter, Mrs. Kelly Erin Leighton (Greene) and her husband Sean James Leighton; 11-month old grandson, Connor David Leighton.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Johnson and Rev. Daryl Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Interment will occur in Arlington National Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Soldiers' Angels Organization. Fund at Condolences may be made at

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Dec. 25, 2014

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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