Charles Green, USCG (CGC TAMPA Crewman KIA World War I)
Charles Green enlisted as Frank Charles Garrett in the United States Coast Guard on 6 April 1917. Born in Kentucky and raised in Flip, Missouri, he changed his name to avoid being found by his father, who had quite a temper. Green served overseas in the European theater on TAMPA during World War I, and perished with all hands when TAMPA was torpedoed and sunk on 26 September 1918 off the coast of England. He was 22. Currently, his Purple Heart is being processed for awarding (2022). Photo Credit: Meg Neidert, Great-Niece of Frank Garrett. Scan is posted with the permission of his family.

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