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Biography of Joseph Ira Green

Waxahachie, Texas

Joseph Green was a private in the United States Army. He joined the Army in the fall of 1917, and was assigned to Ambulance Corps No. 161 attached to the 5th Division. He received training at Camp Merritt in Georgia. and was shipped overseas in the spring of 1918. He was part of a twenty-five man detail assigned to relieve stretcher bearers from Ambulance Company No. 29 located at a dressing station in the Vosges sector in France. No. 29 was stationed at St. Die. Green and the others in the detail were making their way to a dug-out when an enemy shell exploded within the group on August 21, 1918 killing Private Green and three others.  

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Green of Waxahachie. He was born on February 22, 1889 in Ellis County, where he was reared and schooled. He attended Trinity University in Waxahachie. He is buried in Bethel Cemetery near Five Points. He is listed on the Waxahachie World War I Monument and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

The picture and bio information are courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.

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