GREEN, JAMES ARVIL Name: James Arvil Green Rank/Branch: E3/US Army Unit: Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Date of Birth: 14 August 1949 (Keota OK) Home City of Record: Boynton OK Date of Loss: 18 June 1970 Country of Loss: Cambodia Loss Coordinates: 121306N 1064535E (XU914512) Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 1635 Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On June 18, 1970, PRC James A. Green was a rifleman with his unit on a protective reaction mission which engaged a hostile force in Cambodia. The unit was operating in Mondol Kiri Province near the city of Sre Khtum. The unit was under heavy enemy fire when Green received bullet wounds to the face and arm. The point man came back to Green's position and attempted to pull him to cover, but was unsuccessful. The point man reported that Green had lost a large amount of blood, his breathing had stopped, and no heartbeat could be detected. Efforts to recover his body were conducted from June 18-22, without success. On June 22, his body was seenabout 75 meters from where it had been left on June 18, but enemy resistance in the area made it impossible to recover Green's body. The platoon was extracted on June 23, leaving Green behind. For James A. Green's family, his fate seems clear. Unlike the families of other missing men, they do not have to endure the agony of uncertainty. Even though they have never received his body, they are assured that he is dead. Many other missing Americans were alive and well the last they were seen. Some were in radio contact with would-be rescuers. Still others were photographed in captivity, or seen to be prisoners, and then disappeared from the prison system. Tragically, reports continue to flow in relating to these missing men, convincing many experts that hundreds of them are still alive. For the honor of those who died, and the honor of our country, we must bring these men home - alive.