Body of General Greene returns home
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:14:17 GMT —
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.