Greer, Edward, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
55D-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1975, 55D, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)/Korean Support Command
Service Years
1951 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Last Address
Smithfield, North Carolina

Date of Passing
Nov 27, 2016
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) EOD


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Ordnance Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Military Association Memberships
North Carolina State CouncilVietnam EOD Veterans AssociationNational EOD Association (NATEODA).  The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
American Legion Barstow ChapterKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Post 5886, Stevens-Barbour Post
Voiture 1517
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), North Carolina State Council (Life Member) (West End, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, Vietnam EOD Veterans Association
  1990, National EOD Association (NATEODA).
  1992, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  2000, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Barstow Chapter (Member) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5886, Stevens-Barbour Post (Member) (Smithfield, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Forty & Eight, Voiture 1517 (Sergeant At Arms) (North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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Last Known Activity
Officer of the American Legion Post, Smithfield, North Carolina.
   
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Obituary for 1ST Edward Greer posted by QM Bucy, Darrell, SFC 410 
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  Obituary for 1ST Edward Greer: Dec 13, 2017  
   

OBITUARY
EDWARD AKERS GREER

Edward (Ed) Akers Greer, 83, passed away peacefully at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, North Carolina on November 27, 2016.

One of 15 children, Edward was born in the Little Gap Community on Grassy Hill in Franklin County, Virginia. The oldest son of Harry Thomas and Oveeda (Hodges) Greer, he was the first in his extended family to graduate from Franklin County High School (1953) and later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Columbus State University in Georgia (1989).

Edward spent 24 years in the U.S. Army, including 12 years in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and a parachutist. While in the military, he received a Bronze Star for valor. Later in his career he worked as an engineer with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Recently, he served as guardian ad litem for Johnston County, NC and as an officer of the American Legion in Smithfield.

A born storyteller, genealogist and writer, Edward wrote short stories and compiled a pictorial history of the “Misty Mountain” families from Grassy Hill. He was a proud Scots-Irish descendent of Clan MacGregor in Scotland and James “the Emigrant” Greer.

Edward is survived by his wife, Gary Ann (Cate) Greer; a daughter, Dr. Edrie Greer (Charles Menn); stepchildren Rachel Mills (Freddie) and Dr. John Dowling; grandchildren Cassidy and Hannah Dowling and Freddie and Cate Mills; sisters Lonnie Holland, Virginia Hodges, and Carolyn Lyman (Mike); a brother, A.J. (Jim) Greer; a best friend, Grover Miller; and many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as two cats, Mr. O and Mz. Purdy. His beloved dog, Andy, preceded him in death by just two weeks.  

Special thanks go to the staff at 3HC Home Health & Hospice, Johnston Health and the SECU Hospice House-Johnston Health in Smithfield for making Edward’s final days peaceful and dignified. The family will never forget their kindness.

Per his request, there will be no funeral or memorial services. However, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Johnston County Animal Protection League of NC, or Children Incorporated.

   
Writer:
QM Bucy, Darrell, SFC 410 
   
Last Updated:
Dec 13, 2017
   
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