MILITARY

Body of US general killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan arrives at Dover Air Force Base

In this March 3, 2011 photo provided by the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, right, speaks beside Gen. Ann Dunwoody at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. Maj. Gen. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.(AP Photo/U.S. Army, David Kamm)

In this March 3, 2011 photo provided by the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, right, speaks beside Gen. Ann Dunwoody at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. Maj. Gen. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.(AP Photo/U.S. Army, David Kamm)  (The Associated Press)

The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed Thursday morning at Dover, home to the nation's largest military mortuary.

White-gloved soldiers solemnly carried a flag-draped metal case with Greene's remains to a waiting mortuary vehicle as Army officials and other dignitaries saluted.

Greene is the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be killed 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.