Another Green on Blue, this time a General is killed

 
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Another Green on Blue, this time a General is killed

So first, yes, that is me above in Afghanistan.  And if you look closely, the Afghan National Army guy standing next to me has a knife out.  At the time it didn't concern me.  But now....

Well, look at what happened today:

An American general was killed today and 15 other soldiers wounded in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan today.

The incident happened at Camp Qargha where Afghan military officers were being trained when a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon against Americans and other Afghans, ABC News has learned.


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Probably going to be a while before we get more information on this, but it is all bad. 

For those curious, I only found five other generals killed in combat from WWII to OEF:

General Lesley James McNair was killed July 25, 1944 near St Lo, France by friendly fire during a pre-attack bombardment.

Admiral Isaac Kidd was killed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr was killed during the closing days of the Battle of Okinowa by enemy artillery fire.

Major General Maurice Rose was killed in Germany during WWII. He was the highest ranked Jewish officer in U.S. history, and his 3rd armored Division was the first U.S. division to cross the Siegfried line into Germany.

General Keith Lincoln Ware was the Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division. He was killed in a helicopter crash near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War.

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Not listed, but we're not two USN admirals killed during the Guadalcanal campaign ?

They are listed in the page re the subject campaign on Wikipedia and other online resources.

BG Tallman was killed in VN in June or July 1972, either by artillery fire or in a helo crash.

WE NEED TO STOP TRAINING THESE PEOPLE,LETS GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE AND LET THEM FEND FOR THEMSELVES,THEY HAVE BEEN FIGHTING BEFORE CHRIST WAS BORN.AND THEY WILL BE FIGHTING AFTER WE LEAVE THEY HATE AMERICANS.IF I WERE POTUS I WOULD NUKE THE WHOLE DAMN BUNCH.THEY KILLE3D A GENERAL OFFICER WHAT MAKES U THINK THEY WOULD'
NT TAKE U OUT.MAYBE THIS KILLING WILL WAKE UP POTUS AND HE WILL CEASE ALL HELP AND TRAINING THESE RAGHEADS.......

Amen. 100% Agreement. A no value target. If we had fought WWII with current rules of engagement and sympathy for civilian casualties we would be speaking German east of the Mississippi and Japanese on the west side.

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