By U.S. ArmyApril 27, 2018
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Green, 38, died April 26 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Green was a Special Forces weapons sergeant, assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. Green was a military liaison to the U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Green," said Col. Will Beaurpere, the 1st SFG (A) commander. "He served his nation selflessly, and his death is a loss that will be felt across the Special Forces community. Our condolences go to his family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them."
Green joined the Army in 2003 and graduated from One Station Unit Training as a cavalry scout. He was assigned to 1st SFG (A) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2011 after completing Special Forces training at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
He deployed in support of U.S. interests around the world to include deployments in Iraq in 2004 and 2007, the Philippines in 2011, Thailand in 2012, and Afghanistan in 2013.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (2nd award), NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.