On Tuesday, U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was killed by a gunman at an Afghan military training facility. He became America’s highest-ranking casualty in war-time since Vietnam.
His son, Lieutenant Matthew Greene, has been following in his father’s footsteps by also joining the Army.
Last night on CNN’s AC360°, Anderson Cooper spoke with Lt. Greene who shared memories of his father.
Greene told Anderson: “There is always that risk that you may have to sacrifice for the greater good of the United States, and that was something we always talked about, and it was something that he was very adamant and proud about that he was able to do that. And I think it was a big part of his job was just serving people in his final tour – both serving the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan.”