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Published: Thursday, 8/7/2014

Body of U.S. general arrives at Dover Air Force Base

High-ranking officer killed in ‘‍insider attack’‍ in Afghanistan

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U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene seen in March, 2011. U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene seen in March, 2011.
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DOVER, Del.  — 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 today 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. Greene, a 34-year U.S. Army veteran, also is the highest-ranked American officer killed in combat in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.



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