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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Anthony Green

In memory of:

Private Richard Anthony Green

April 17, 2002
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


3rd Battalion


Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Additional Information


May 26, 1980


September 17, 1998

Son of Mrs. Doreen Janet Coolen (2002 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Graduate of Forest Heights Community School in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia. A plaque bearing the names of Sgt. Marc Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte Nathan Smith lies on a floodlit memorial beside the Canadian headquarters at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Private Green was commemorated, February 2003, on the Rakkasan Memorial Wall at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Private Green died as a result of a friendly fire incident on April 17, 2002 while serving in Afghanistan.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:



Millcove Road, Hubbards, Nova Scotia.

Digital Collection

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  • Personal sketch of fallen comrade
  • Memorial– August 29, 2018
  • Paying respects– With a grateful heart my daughter Aurora Aguilar placing her poppy at a cross in Honour of private Green in Airdrie Alberta Nov 11 2019.
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Richard Green
  • Richard Green - Photo 2
  • Photo collage– Photo collage by Mr. Ken Wilson.
  • Op Athena Plaque– Op Apollo plaque commemorating Sgt. Marc D. Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan L. Smith
  • Memorial– Chief Warrant Officer Steve Bartlett, Task Force Afghanistan's Regimental 
Sergeant Major takes time to reflect on the fallen. A consecration ceremony was held of the Memorial dedicated to those Canadians who gave their lives in the service of peace while serving in Afghanistan. This Memorial was 
originally consecrated in November 2003 at Camp Julien, Kabul. The closure of Camp Julien in November 2005 necessitated the move of the Memorial to its present location at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.  Photo taken on February 21, 2006 by: Master Corporal Ken Fenner, Task Force Afghanistan Photographer
  • Plaque– November 2002
Green's name was added to the 
plaque in Nova Scotia.

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