S1c Glen Hubert Green,

Unknown Sailor

S1c Glen Hubert Green

Glen Hubert Green liked the outdoors and hunting.

“It was something he did all the time,” a brother, Rudolph, recalled. “He never went off and lost a shell. If he shot 10 shells, he came back with 10 squirrels.”

The boys grew up in Bay Springs, Mississippi about 60 miles east-southeast of Jackson, the sons of Berry Green and Mary Sims Green. As for most families in the Great Depression, times must have been tough in the 10-member Green household. The 1930 Census identified the father as a laborer at a sawmill. It also said Glen, then 12, and a 13-year-old brother, Cecil, were both students and employed as farm laborers.

It isn’t clear when Glen, born July 12, 1917, enlisted in the Navy. His brother Rudolph said he joined in 1938. A news article said he enlisted in September 1940, after serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal Depression-era jobs program for young men. A Navy muster roll gives his enlistment date as Nov. 15, 1940.

He was a seaman first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi; the Jasper County (Mississippi) News; Census; family grave markers; Navy muster rolls; U.S. Defense Department. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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