Samuel Greene Obituary, Death – On this solemn Veterans Day, my heart is heavy with both pride and sorrow as I reflect on the remarkable service of my beloved Brother, Samuel Greene, Jr., affectionately known as Butch. It has been seven years since he left us suddenly on this very day, 11/11/2016. Butch was a valiant member of the US Army, serving with unwavering dedication in the esteemed 82nd Airborne.
His commitment to protecting our nation’s ideals is a legacy that will forever be etched in our family’s history. In addition to Butch, I extend my deepest gratitude to my 98-year-old father, a true hero who served in the hallowed ranks during World War II. The photograph of him entering the Navy at the tender age of 17 in 1942 encapsulates the youthful determination and sacrifice that characterized the Greatest Generation. His bravery, alongside countless others, played a pivotal role in securing the freedoms we cherish today.
A poignant acknowledgment is also due to my husband, captured in a photograph from 1970 as he embarked on his own journey in the US Navy. His commitment to service echoes the noble tradition of defending liberty that runs through our family. On this day, we stand together to honor not only the memory of Butch but also the living embodiment of sacrifice and service in my father and husband.
Moreover, we express our gratitude to every man and woman who has worn the uniform, selflessly pledging their lives to safeguard the ideals upon which our nation was founded. Their courage and resilience inspire us to uphold the values they fought for and to cherish the liberties we enjoy today. As we remember and salute these remarkable individuals on Veterans Day, their contributions serve as a beacon, guiding us to appreciate the profound cost of freedom.