NATHAN GREEN, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Nathan Green, Jr. '21

Date of birth: October 18, 1900

Date of death: November 13, 1925

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1921 Lucky Bag:

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Nathan Green, Jr.

Nashville, Tennessee

"Nat" "Gadget"

NAT is one of the most easy-going, non-rhino men in the class, but he never looks or acts the part. Entertaining the idea that dragging was more trouble than it was worth, but at the same time having a weakness for feminine smiles Nat's presence in the stag line was conspicuous. This was rather unfortunate for his line was wicked and the femmes were thereby deprived of great enjoyment.

Hobbies? Oh, yes. Music for instance. Those on the old Maine will probably remember the renditions of "The Garbage Gentlemen's Ball," "The Little Bird," etc., which the Agony Quartette would give nightly. He is rather classical in that line, too. Those on the ground deck were often startled by strains of Puccini and Rimsky—Korsakoff emanating from his room in a mellow boatswain's mate's tenor. His other hobby is boning foreign navies. If you ever want to know the number of stages in the Queen Elizabeth's turbines or the name of the Russian Minister of Marine he can tell you.

His goat does not break loose easily, but accept a tip from us and never mention the state of Tennessee in his presence unless you mean to extol it.

"Say did any of you fellows see a twenty dollar bill lying around?"

Buzzard.


The Class of 1921 was the last of the wartime-accelerated classes. "1921A" was graduated on June 3, 1920; the second half, "1921B", was graduated on June 2, 1921. Nathan was graduated with 1921A.

1921 Green LB.jpg

Nathan Green, Jr.

Nashville, Tennessee

"Nat" "Gadget"

NAT is one of the most easy-going, non-rhino men in the class, but he never looks or acts the part. Entertaining the idea that dragging was more trouble than it was worth, but at the same time having a weakness for feminine smiles Nat's presence in the stag line was conspicuous. This was rather unfortunate for his line was wicked and the femmes were thereby deprived of great enjoyment.

Hobbies? Oh, yes. Music for instance. Those on the old Maine will probably remember the renditions of "The Garbage Gentlemen's Ball," "The Little Bird," etc., which the Agony Quartette would give nightly. He is rather classical in that line, too. Those on the ground deck were often startled by strains of Puccini and Rimsky—Korsakoff emanating from his room in a mellow boatswain's mate's tenor. His other hobby is boning foreign navies. If you ever want to know the number of stages in the Queen Elizabeth's turbines or the name of the Russian Minister of Marine he can tell you.

His goat does not break loose easily, but accept a tip from us and never mention the state of Tennessee in his presence unless you mean to extol it.

"Say did any of you fellows see a twenty dollar bill lying around?"

Buzzard.


The Class of 1921 was the last of the wartime-accelerated classes. "1921A" was graduated on June 3, 1920; the second half, "1921B", was graduated on June 2, 1921. Nathan was graduated with 1921A.

Loss

Nathan was murdered and robbed following a party on November 13, 1925, at Coronado, California. He was the engineering officer aboard USS Moody (DD 277).

Other Information

He is buried in Tennessee.

(Note though Find A Grave lists him as "III", he was listed in all contemporaneous records as "Jr." His his great-grandfather was Nathan, 1792-1866, and his grandfather was Nathan 1827-1919. Nathan's father was named Grafton.)

Career

Nathan was commanding officer of USS Thatcher (DD 162) for just over a month in 1922.



Class of 1921

Nathan is one of 32 members of the Class of 1921 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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