|Pilot Tribune 8 Feb 1945|
Pvt. E. E. “Perk” Green, 34, Killed On Jan.19, Relatives Learn
Pvt. Everett E. “Perk” Green, 34, a pre-war army veteran, was killed in action in France on Jan. 19, according to information which reached Blair relatives on Monday.
Enlisting in the army in 1939, Pvt. Green was in Hawaii at the time of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack. In all, he spent four years in the Hawaiian Islands (Dec. 1939 to Feb. 1943). Following a furlough and a short term of duty in the States, he was returned to action last fall when he was transferred to the European theatre of operations.
Tragically coincidental is the fact that Pvt. Green’s death occurred just two months after the death of his “buddy”, Sgt. Clifford Moore, with whom he was stationed during the four years he spent in the Pacific area. Sgt. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moore of Blair, also died in France, on Nov. 18, 1944.
Born Dec. 19, 1910, Pvt. Green spent most of his life in Blair. Over a period of several years he was employed by Robinson café, and he also worked in a local dairy.
Surviving Pvt. Green are his mother, Mrs. M. H. Green; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Hampton of Omaha and Mrs. Anton Zander of Craig; and four brothers, Glenn of Herman, and Carl, Roy and Floyd of Blair.
Pilot Tribune 16 June 1949
Everett “Perk” Green Reburial Is Sunday
Funeral services for Everett “Perk” Green, Blairite who lost his life in Germany during the recent war, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Campbell Mortuary. Interment will be in Blair Cemetery.
Green was killed in action shortly after the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving him are four brothers, Floyd, Roya and Carl (Pat), of Blair and Glen (Bud) Green of Herman; two sisters, Mrs. Anton Zander (Bessie) of Craig and Mrs. Anna Hampton of Omaha; and a half-brother Oscar Grote, Sr., of Herman.
Preceding Green in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green.
Enterprise 8 Feb 1945
Pvt. E. Green Dies In Action
Blair relatives of Private Everett E. Green, of this city, learned of his death in France this week through government informative channels. He was killed on the field of action in the defense of his country.
Pvt. Green was born at Blair on December 19, 1910, and grew to manhood in this vicinity. He enlisted for service in the army before the outbreak of the war and had served in the Hawaiian Islands from December, 1939, to February, 1943. Following his return from the Pacific theatre, he was sent to France, where he met his death on January 9th of this year.
He leaves to mourn his passing four brothers, two sisters, and his mother. The brothers are Floyd, Carl and Roy, all of Blair, and Glenn, of Herman; the sisters are Mrs. Walter Hampton, of Omaha, and Mrs. Anton Zander, of Craig.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~