Memorial Service and Burial of
MSG (Retired) Kenneth H. Greenwood
1400 hours, 17 July 2002
Special Forces Association Memorial Grounds
Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina
It was a hot, oppressive day at Fort Bragg and
Fayetteville. The temperatures hovered near 100 degrees with high humidity.
Thunderheads rose high into the sky. It was a day like many that Ken might
have remembered in Southeast Asia.
A Memorial Service was conducted at the JFK Chapel
on Smoke Bomb Hill for family and friends at 1100. His remains were then
brought to the Special Forces Association Memorial Grounds. His wish was
to be interred in the lake. That wish was granted.
Chapter I-XVIII Chaplain Roy Hill officiated.
The ceremony was attended by members of Chapter I-XVIII and Ken’s family,
including his brother, retired British Sergeant Major Peter Greenwood,
who flew over from London for the event. The honor guard and firing party
were provided by the 3d Special Forces Group. Members of the firing party
were from ODA 372 A/3/3, the same team as was CW2 Stan Harriman (KIA in
After an invocation and tribute to Ken by his friend
Roy, including the reading of a letter from Ken’s old commander in Vietnam,
his ashes were scattered in the lake by his friend, retired CSM Al Hunt.
As the volleys were fired, and taps was played by a bugler from the 82d
Airborne, chapter members stood to give a final salute.
Ken’s name is being added to the memorial plaque
in the chapel on the grounds, and individual stones for all Special Forces
soldiers interred here are being prepared and will be placed on the island.