Princeton Daily Clarion           Monday, August 7, 1995.

G. Gordon Greene

G. Gordon Greene, 64, of Lincoln, Neb., died Friday, Aug. 4, 1995. He was born in Oakland City.

Greene rode his bicycle from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in 1990 to raise $5 million for the International Korean War Memorial.  He served in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart, a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.  He had helped in establishing the K-9 memorial, the only Korean War memorial in the country.

He was an elementary teacher, and had taught in the elementary schools of Indiana and California.  He was an elementary principal prior to teaching at the University of Nebraska, where he was a professor of curriculum and instruction.  He also wrote books for children and writers. 

His most recent children’s book, “A Star for Buster,” was published in 1994.

          Greene was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Veteran Memorial Garden Committee of Antelope Park.  He also was an organizer for the Nebraska Korean War Veterans.

          Surviving are his wife, Marynelle of Lincoln; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Dave Petersen of Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Todd Greene of Lincoln, Capt. Benjamin Greene, of Texas, and fiancé Marion Furche of Berlin, Germany; a sister, Lucille Hudson of Bicknell, Ind., and a brother, Willard Greene of Mount Carmel, Ill.

          Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., Lincoln, with burial in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.


Contributed by Janet (Elliott) Douglas, 4 Oct 2011