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General killed in Afghanistan to be buried

(AP) - The highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in America's post-9/11 wars will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

A burial service will be held Thursday afternoon for Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.

The two-star general was an engineer who worked his way up through the ranks in a 34-year Army career. Most of it was spent developing, building and supplying soldiers with equipment and technology.

Greene's deployment to Afghanistan in January was his first to a war zone. He was killed on Aug. 5 when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy near Kabul.

The 55-year-old Greene lived in Falls Church, Virginia, and is survived by his wife and two grown children, including a son who is an Army lieutenant.

 
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