- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials at Dover Air Force Base are awaiting the arrival of the body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan “insider attack.”

The body of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene’s was expected to arrive in Dover, home to the nation’s largest military mortuary, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursdsay.

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 Afghanistan and Iraq.

Investigators are trying to determine why and how a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military compound.


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