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U. S. general killed in Afghanistan had La. ties

8 months ago Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:25:16 PM CDT August 05, 2014 Tuesday, August 05 2014 Aug 5, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press / WBRZ

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U. S. general killed in Afghanistan Tuesday once commanded soldiers in Louisiana, according to the Army.

A U.S. official said Maj. Gen. Harold Greene died in the insider attack. He was the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970, and was once a commander at Fort Polk, La.

Greene was killed Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 U.S. and coalition forces. They included a German general and two Afghan generals.

Greene was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. An engineer by training, Greene was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year.

 

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