Thomas P. Green
Branch: Air Force
Rank: Master Sergeant (E-7)
War or Conflict: World War II, Korean War
Years of Service: 23
Born January 5, 1923, Thomas P. Green, entered the Army Air Corp. When the Army & Air Force became two entities, Tommy chose the Air Force. He says, I resigned as Army and joined the Air Force one the same day within minutes. Upon retirement in 1964, he and his wife and two daughters, settled in San Antonio, Tx. There were many reasons, one of which was that San Antonio is known as Military City, USA, because of it's 5 bases in San Antonio. Also, with two military hospitals in San Antonio, medical care would be the best. For the last several years, Tommy has been working on a plan to build a retired enlisted village of apartments on the South Side of San Antonio. So far, it has not succeeded but he continues to work on the concept at the age of 92 years of age. This is his dream but he says he won't live to see his dream come true. This is his cherished goal after so many years of meetings with politicians, realtors, Brooks Development, and Frost Bank. The Military Enlisted Retired Village (MERV) remains in a slow moving advancement. As his daughter, I would love to see all of his hard work come to fruition. Thank you, Daddy for your lifetime devoted to the military service, AIR FORCE.