|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1981|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 2009, Afghanistan|
Sgt. Anthony G. Green, 28, of Matthews, N.C.; was assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, Texas; died Oct. 16 in Jaghato district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats. He was many things to many people. He was a devout Christian, a fantastic father, a dedicated husband, a perfect son, a brother, uncle, farmer, a soldier and a warrior. Gabe was raised in Yorktown, Texas where he graduated from high school in 2000. He was a well liked student playing football, participating in the drama club and doing things that you do in a small town. He married the love of his life Lindsay Afflerbach on November 19, 2005. He followed his grandfather and father into the military, joining the Texas National Guard. Gabe was deployed in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. His second tour to Iraq was with the First Infantry Division, "The Big Red One". During this tour his humvee struck an IED and Gabe was able to walk away with minor injuries. He deployed to Afghanistan in February 2009, with Agricultural Development Team 2, 143rd Airborne Infantry Brigade of the Texas Thirty-Sixth "Arrowhead" Division. Gabe was the teams resident Veterinarian. Everyone in ADT 2 had a specialty. The was a Geologist, an Agriculture Engineer and other specialized trades. They were short a Veterinarian, but they had a farmer, Gabriel Green. He earned certificates from Texas A&M and Purdue Universities to help him complete his mission. He loved working with the Afghani's , teaching them how to irrigate from a windmill they erected increasing their yield three fold. Gabriel was also a soldier and it was his soldierly duties that required his ultimate sacrifice. He died with Staff Sergeant Chris Staats of Fredericksburg, TX. Gabe was awarded the Combat Assault Badge, the Bronze Star for Operation :Enduring Freedom" and the Purple Heart. Gabe is survived by his wife Lindsay, daughter Kaydence and Madie; father-in-law Ronald Afflerbach, parents Patricia and A. Cornell Green, brothers Floyd Parrett, Thomas Parrett, Jacob Green, Jesse Green. He left his sisters Sarah Clark, Margaret Green and Kathleen Green. He also had 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Milburn Cleveland and A.C. Green. Gabriel was a shining beacon and his light will be sorely missed. He was the 12th National Guard soldier to die in Afghanistan. He will forever be his father's "Twelfth Man." Gabe died at age 28 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43220762