Harold J. Greene
|Harold J. Greene|
|Birth name||Harold Joseph Greene|
February 11, 1959|
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||August 5, 2014
Camp Qargha, Kabul, Afghanistan
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1980–2014|
|Unit||Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan †|
|Awards|| Legion of Merit
Purple Heart Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
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.
References[change | change source]
- Major General Harold J. Greene — Deputy for Acquisitions and Systems Management Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington D.C.
- "392F - C4ISR Breakfast - Featuring MG Harold J. Greene, USA". Web.archive.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20140805215418/http://www.ndia.org/meetings/392F/Pages/default.aspx. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
- "Condolence Statement from the Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno for the Loss of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene". https://web.archive.org/web/20140806000330/http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=16867.
- "U.S. general killed in Afghanistan was key figure in training effort". Washington Post. 5 August 2014. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-general-killed-in-afghanistan-was-key-figure-in-training-effort/2014/08/05/d25cc80a-1cc4-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html. Retrieved 5 August 2014.