Photos: Body of US General arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Photos: Body of US General arrives at Dover Air Force Base

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DOVER, DE - AUGUST 07: U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on August 7, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. According to reports, Greene, who was from Schenectady, New York, assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command, was killed after his unit was attacked in Afghanistan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:11 PM

(AP) -- 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.

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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