United States Army Sergeant First Class • Line of Duty Death: April 25, 2018
On April 25, 2018, United States Army Sergeant First Class Shawn Robert Green died while on a lifesaving mission to rescue a fellow team member in Papua New Guinea.
SFC Green most recently served as a Green Beret with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He took great pride in his completion of the course required to join the Special Forces. In 2014, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic service while deployed to Afghanistan. SFC Green was determined to serve his country after the attacks on September 11, 2001, starting his career as an engineer before leaving the service for a short time, and later reenlisting as a cavalry scout with aspirations to become a Green Beret. SFC Green grew up in Northern California, where he enjoyed spending time exploring the outdoors early in his life.
SFC Shawn Robert Green is remembered by his friends and family for his patriotism, dedication to service and love for his country. He cherished the lifelong friendships that he formed, and the sense of brotherhood that came with serving in the Army. SFC Green is remembered by his beloved wife, Jessica, as humble and caring, stating that he always encouraged her to follow her dreams and be the best possible version of herself.
U.S. Army SFC Shawn Robert Green is survived by his wife, Jessica, and son, Brayden.