Honoring US Army Specialist Tocarra R. Green

As a part of the Operation: Raise the Roof program, the parents of Specialist Toccara R.  Green, 23, of Rosedale, Maryland, who died serving her country honorably on August 14, 2005, in Al  Asad, Iraq, will receive a new roof.  

Green was assigned the Army’s 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, Fort  Drum, New York. She worked in transport operations, escorting and driving in convoys. “She was  destined for the military,” her brother, Garry, said at their parents’ home, during a gathering some years  back. “She just wanted to make the family proud.” Garry Green, Jr., 26, a Marine stationed at Norfolk,  Virginia, said his sister was in ROTC at Forest Park High School in Baltimore, from which she graduated  in 2000. His sister loved roller skating and working on cars, he remembered. And even though Toccara  was younger, “She always inspired me,” he said.  

Toccara helped restore morale within her unit constantly and was a leader amongst her peers. She had  wanted to join the Army for a long time, but she tried college and working as a secretary before  enlisting. She went to boot camp in January 2003 and was three months from finishing her second tour  of duty when she was killed, their mother, Yvonne explained. Toccara Green didn’t want people to be  sad about her death, Garry Green stated, but she wanted people “to remember her as being a good  person.”