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      Body of General Greene returns home

      Major General Harold Greene


      The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.


      A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of 55-year-old Maj. Gen. Harold Greene landed this morning at Dover, home to the nation's largest military mortuary.


      White-gloved soldiers solemnly carried a flag-draped metal case with Greene's remains to a waiting mortuary vehicle as Army officials and other dignitaries saluted.


      Greene is the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be killed in combat since 1970 during the Vietnam War. The Albany-area native, a 34-year U.S. Army veteran, also is the highest-ranked American officer killed in combat in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


      Flags are being flown at half staff around New York State today in honor of General Greene.

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