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Green recognized for military service
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Veterans were honored Saturday during Fairview CIC’s annual Fourth of July celebration with a special focus placed on 1st Sgt. James A. Green, who died in November.Green volunteered for duty in the U.S. Army and served 26 years. He was highly decorated and honorably discharged.“All he ever wanted to be was a soldier,” said Randy England who presided over the ceremony. “He served in many states and many countries, always giving 110 percent of himself to each mission and to America.”England recalled Green fought in Vietnam beside his brother, who was killed during battle in 1969.After the war and his military service, Green joined the Honor Guard to help provide respectful and dignified military funerals to veterans.