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With deepest condolences on the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

Aug. 6, 2014—The Guilderland Central School District would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Guilderland High School graduate Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Monday in an attack at a military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A two star major general and the highest ranking official to have been killed in the Afghanistan war, Maj. Gen. Greene served as the deputy commander of the Combined Security Transition Command, which is responsible for helping transfer security control in Afghanistan to the Afghans. He was deployed to Afghanistan in January, according to the Pentagon's website.

Maj. Gen. Greene was a 1977 graduate of Guilderland High School and a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the last 22 years he has lived in Virginia with his wife, a retired Colonel, and two children. Greene is also survived by his father who still lives in Guilderland.

"Our thoughts go out to Maj. Gen. Harold Greene’s family during this difficult time," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles. “His dedication and service to our country is something to be admired and honored. We are incredibly proud to have called him a member of our school community.” 

Maj. Gen. Greene will be added to the high school's "Land of the Free, Because of the Brave" display in the days ahead.