Body of U.S. general killed in Afghanistan heads to Dover

By Associated Press 12:02pm, August 6, 2014
Officials say the body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" will be flown to the military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base.

NATO officials have issued a statement saying Maj. Gen. Harold Greene's body was being prepared to be flown to the U.S. via Dover Air Force Base.

Greene is the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be slain 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 both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Investigators are still trying to determine why and how a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military compound, wounding about 15 people, including a German general and two Afghan generals.

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