WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor U.S. Army General Harold Greene, who was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan.
Greene was killed when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy in Afghanistan.
“It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Major General Harold J. Greene,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Major General Greene was an Albany native who earned his commission as an engineer officer shortly after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he dedicated more than 30 years of his life in service to his country.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Major General Greene. We will never forget his sacrifice, and we will honor his service with pride.”