David Green was born on June 16, 1926 in Port Allen, LA to the late Ed Green and Kate Douglas Green. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated from high school in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 7, 1944, where he served faithfully and honorably for 29 years after retiring as Master Sergeant (MSGT) on October 1, 1974. He also worked for the federal government for 22 years before retiring on June 30, 1989. For his military recognition he earned various distinguished medals and ribbons (Korean Service medal w/4*, UN Service medal, National Defense Service ribbon, Vietnamese Service medal w/2*, Combat Action ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal (1960), Presidential Unit Citation w/1*, Good Conduct medals w/8*. He joined in holy matrimony to his wife Catherine Louise Blackmon Green on September 14, 1990 in Triangle, VA. Pops was an avid cook and particularly enjoyed making native Louisianan dishes. He never revealed his secret recipe for his gumbo. He appreciated all sports, including baseball and the Olympics, but he was specifically fond of football. He often cheered the loudest for the Saints, 49ers, and Raiders. Pops loved to read the newspaper in its entirety every morning before anyone was awake while drinking his coffee. Another thing Pops also liked to do was talk about his life as a little boy and his military career. It brought him great joy to share his war stories with family and friends. Whenever you wanted to know about anything, he could tell you. He was highly intelligent and knowledgeable about current events and history. Pops leaves to cherish his memory: his lovely wife, Catherine; an older brother Willie Green; stepchildren, Michael (Jacinta), Melvin, Marvin, Mitchell and Marshall Trotter, Larry (Lucile), Edward (Elizabeth), Edith, Patricia and Marc Johnson, as well as a host of grandchildren, generations of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He joins in Glory his parents; Sister Mary Douglas; sister-in-law Bernice Green and stepson Raymond Johnson, Jr. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2153 North Broad St., NOLA for 10:00 am, Rev. John Jackson, Pastor officiating. Interment is in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Ave., NOLA. Visitation begins at 9:00 am. Arrangements with Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion, (504) 581-4411.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Dec. 14 to Dec. 18, 2013