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Major General Harold Greene Receives Dignified Transfer Ceremony in U.S.

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 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. Patrick Smith / Getty Images

The body of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the two-star general killed during a shooting at Afghanistan's military academy, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

In the image above, U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.

Greene was the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since the war in Vietnam.

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.

Image: A U.S. Army detail carries a transfer case with the body of Major General Harold Greene during a dignified transfer at the Dover Air Force Base in Dover
A U.S. Army detail carries a transfer case with the body of Major General Harold Greene during a dignified transfer at the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August 7. JASON MINTO / Reuters