Army Specialist Douglas J. Green

Died: August 28, 2011
Age: 23
From: Las Vegas, NV
Combat Zone: Kandahar

US Army Specialist Douglas J. Green was killed in action in Kandahar on Aug. 28th, 2011. He died from injuries received when insurgents detonated a bomb against his unit and opened fire with small arms. Green served with the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Wainwright. Specialist Doug Green joined the U.S. Army more than four years ago. Green grew up in Virginia but also considered Las Vegas home for the past six years. His family says he always wanted to serve his country, and only had two months left on his tour of Afghanistan.