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
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 2020.
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
For the honor of those who died, and the honor of our country, we must bring
these men home - alive.