ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state government buildings across New York to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor the general from upstate who was killed in Afghanistan Tuesday.


The U.S. military says 55-year-old Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene of Falls Church, Virginia, died Tuesday when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy near Kabul.


Greene was born in Albany and graduated from high school in suburban Guilderland. He was a 1980 graduate of from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in nearby Troy, where he earned degrees in engineering.


Greene is survived by his wife and their two children.