Harold J. Greene

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Harold J. Greene
A photograph of a grinning man in a military uniform
Birth nameHarold Joseph Greene
Born(1959-02-11)February 11, 1959
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedAugust 5, 2014(2014-08-05) (aged 55)
Camp Qargha, Kabul, Afghanistan
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1980–2014[1][2]
RankArmy-USA-OF-07.svg Major general[3][4][5]
UnitCombined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan[3]
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan 
AwardsLegion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart Medal
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Army Overseas Service Ribbon

Harold Joseph "Harry" Greene (February 11, 1959 – August 5, 2014) was an American military man. He served in the United States Army as a major general.

Greene was killed after being shot by an Afghan solider while making a routine visit towards a training facility. Upon his death, he became the highest ranking U.S. casualty of the War in Afghanistan and the first since 9/11.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, By Michael Martinez, Catherine E. Shoichet and Jim Sciutto. "Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene killed in Afghanistan". CNN.
  2. http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140805/NEWS/308050075/Insider-attack-victim-identified-Maj-Gen-Harold-Greene
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. 5 August 2014.
  4. "392F - C4ISR Breakfast - Featuring MG Harold J. Greene, USA". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  5. "Condolence Statement from the Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno for the Loss of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene".
  6. "U.S. general killed in Afghanistan was key figure in training effort". Washington Post. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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