2 alumni of Ga. college among wounded in Afghan attack that killed US general

By LIZ FABIAN | The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph | Published: August 9, 2014

When a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday and killed a U.S. Army general in Afghanistan, two Georgia Military College graduates were wounded along with about a dozen people.

U.S. Army Capt. Jeremy Haynes and Capt. Ibrahim Tantawi were at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University when Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was fatally wounded, according to a news release from GMC.

The men are recovering in Germany, where they are in stable but critical condition.

Haynes was serving as aide de camp to Greene and Tantawi held the same position with Maj. Gen. Kevin Wendel.

GMC President, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, and the school’s chief operating officer, Brig. Gen. Curt Rauhut, served for two years in the same operation in Afghanistan before coming to Milledgeville.

“So we do fully appreciate the challenges that are associated with this mission,” Caldwell said in the release. “We will unite in prayer for our young grads, and for their families, as well as for all who were wounded and their families, especially the Greene family.”

Two-star general Greene was the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed since the 9/11 attacks.

Caldwell heard about the wounded GMC graduates from their classmate, Cpt. Aurlbrio Fennel, who graduated with them from GMC’s Early Commissioning Program in 2004.

All three were reunited recently in Afghanistan and posed for a photograph together.


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