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lost a bright and dedicated military leader.
Friends said Green made it a point to reach out to the community while in command at Natick, and he was always interested in helping out students studying engineering, science and technology.
in Afghanistan trying to help their Army do the same when someone wearing the uniform of an Afghan soldier opened fire.
Greene is the highest ranking military officer to be killed by hostile action since the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. It was his first deployment to a war zone.
Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown served in the Army National Guard for decades and met Green during his time in the service.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called Greene's death a tragedy, especially for the military and for efforts in Afghanistan.
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A MAN WHO KNOWS THE FAMILY AND HAS OUR TOP STORY. GENERAL GREENE SPENT HIS CAREER WORKING TO MAKE THE ARMY BETTER, IMPROVING SUPPLIES, TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING. HE WAS IN AFGHANISTAN WHEN SOMEONE WEARING THE UNIFORM OF AN AFGHAN SOLDIER OPENED FIRE. A GRIM REFINER THAT AMERICA IS STILL A NATION AT WAR. I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT AN INDIVIDUAL BELIEVED TO BE AN AFGHAN SOLDIER FIRED TODAY INTO A GROUP OF COALITION TROOPS AT THE MARSHALL NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY IN KABUL CITY, AFGHANISTAN. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CASUALTIES AS A RESULT, PERHAPS UP TO 15. THE LONE FATALITY, MAJOR GENERAL GREENE, THE HIGHEST RANKING MILITARY OFFICER TO BE KILLED BY HOSTILE ACTION SINCE THE ATTACK ON THE PENTAGON ON 9/11. GENERAL GREENE IS AN EXPERT IN DEVELOPING AND FIELDING THE WAR MATERIAL. HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS COMMANDING GENERAL IN MASSACHUSETTS AND HAD TIES TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, HIS FATHER TAUGHT AT NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MID 60'S. LOCALS WHO KNEW THE GENERAL SAY THE COUNTRY HAS LOST A BRIGHT AND DEDICATED MILL TEAFER LEADER. IT HITS HOME WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEBODY. IT'S SAD TO SEE. I WAS KIND OF SPEECHLESS FOR A FEW MINUTES. THEN THE REALIZATION IS LIKE WOW, HERE'S A REALLY NICE GUY, A GOOD PERSON, A GOOD COMMANDER, AND SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS, IT SAD. ARMY, A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. HE MET GENERAL GREENE ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS AND SAYS HE WAS ALWAYS ENGAGING AND GENEROUS WITH HIS TIME. GRACIOUS WONDERFUL HOST, HIGHLY EDUCATED MAN, REALLY SAD TO SEE THIS HAPPEN TODAY. THE GENERAL SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR 34 YEARS AND WAS ON HIS FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO A WAR ZONE. FRIEND SAY GENERAL GREENE MADE IT A POINT TO REAP OUT TO THE COMMUNITY WHILE IN COMMAND AT NATICK AND WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED
"(He was) a gracious, wonderful host, a highly educated man. Really sad to see this happen today," Lustig said.
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"It hits home when you know somebody. Army, a support organization. "I was kind of speechless for a few minutes. Then the realization is like, wow, here's a really nice guy, a good person, a good commander, and something terrible happens. It's sad."
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Greene rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war material. He previously served as commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts and had ties to New Hampshire.
"He was a good man, a great leader and a mentor to me and all who knew him," Brown said in a written statement.
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