Larry Green, a Los Angeles KCBS-TV Channel 2 news cameraman for 24 years, was killed Sept. 6 while on special assignment in the Persian Gulf when the Navy helicopter he was riding in crashed into a Syrian freighter. He was 50. Four sailors on the chopper were injured when a rotor of the helicopter hit a mast on the ship.
He was known as a versatile, inventive and brave journo who covered El Salvador and Armenian earthquakes and Saudi Arabia after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He was also known for his sense of humor.
In January, Greene was part of the KCBS team that won a 2002 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its special report on lead paint in Southland schools.
He is survived by wife Diana and two young sons. A scholarship fund is being established for Greene’s children.