Body of U.S. two-star arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Body of U.S. two-star arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno watch Thursday as a carry team moves the remains of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene off of a C-17 cargo plane at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

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 Thursday 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.

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds about 15

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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