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In Memoriam

Guilderland father of slain general recalls hopeful boy

Harold F. Greene holds a picture of his sons. Maj. Gen Harold J. Greene, a fifth-grader at the time, is seen at center, with brothers Jonathan and Steven.
Harold F. Greene holds a picture of his sons. Maj. Gen Harold J. Greene, a fifth-grader at the time, is seen at center, with brothers Jonathan and Steven.
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While the nation mourns Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranked American officer killed in combat since 1970, his father is mourning 7-year-old Harry Greene, the boy who kept his faith in the Red Sox despite his parents’ dire predictions. “That year, they won the pennant, after we had been telling him, ‘Get ready to have them fold,’ because they always did,” 85-year-old Harold F. Greene recalled, merry for a moment, as he sat in ...

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