Gunny Greenberg wanted to be a Marine as far back as he could remember. Once he even lied about his age to a recruiter in order to receive Marine Corps brochures. As soon as he turned eighteen, he joined the Corps and on the 10th of December 1968, he began boot camp.
After basic training, Greeny, as he would later be called by his Recon buddies, was assigned to Infantry. After he completed communication school.
On September 10th, 1969, Greeny landed at Da Nang Vietnam. and was assigned to the First Reconnaissance Battalion.
After ten days of Recon training, Greenberg was assigned to Alpha Company, Alpha Ace. He soon learned, in order to stay alive in the jungles of Vietnam; he needed experience. Watching his team leader and fellow Marines he learned what it took to be a Recon Marine.
After twelve months, he took the freedom bird home. He continued to serve the Corps in Engineer Support Company, and in 1990 was called into active duty to fight in the Gulf War. Staff Sergeant Greenberg was tasked as the chief convoy commander for Engineers Support Company. His mission, to keep the battalion forward resupplied.
Maneuvering his trucks and men through sand storms and single lane combat roads which laid between Iraqi mine fields, Greenberg was always vigilant for the Iraqi artillery ambush. Staff Sergeant Greenberg and his truck operators successfully kept battalion forward resupplied while transporting hundreds of Iraqi prisoners behind the American lines. He retired in October 1993.