Images from the funeral of Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, killed in Afghanistan

The funeral of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, killed this month in Afghanistan, was held Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank reflected on it nicely today after attending, but is still seemed like something that should be noted on Checkpoint.

Below are images from a ceremony held to remember the life and career of the highest-ranking U.S. service member killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War.


A caisson carries the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a burial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Thursday. (Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Dr. Susan Myers, center, salutes her late husband, Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, as his remains are removed from a horse-drawn caisson during his burial service Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. Her daughter, Amelia, is center left, and son 1st Lt. Matthew Greene is saluting at right with his grandfather, Harold Greene. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Members of the U.S. Army honor guard prepare to lower the casket of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene to his grave site during a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The remains of Army Major General Harold J. Greene are lowered to his grave site during his funeral Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Members of the U.S. Army honor guard fold a U.S. flag after removing it from the casket of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a full honors funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Army 1st Lt. Matthew Greene, third from left, is presented the U.S. flag by Army Gen. Chief of Staff Ray Odierno during the burial service for the lieutenant’s father, Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, on Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. Also in this photo are General Greene’s family members: father Harold Greene, daughter Amelia Greene and wife, retired Col. Susan Myers. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Retired Col. Susan Myers, right, is comforted by her children, 1st Lt. Matthew Greene, second from right, and Amelia Greene, during a burial service for her husband, Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, at Arlington National Cemetery, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Army 1st Lt. Matthew Greene kneels by his late father’s casket during the burial service Thursday for U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who was killed in Afghanistan by a lone Afghan soldier on Aug. 5. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Army 1st. Lt. Matthew Greene, left, and his sister Amelia mourn the death of their father, Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, during a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Dan Lamothe covers national security for The Washington Post and anchors its military blog, Checkpoint.
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