The campus community is invited to join in a celebration of the life of a patriot, soldier, and friend of Rensselaer. On Friday, Feb. 13, the Office of Alumni Relations will unveil a plaque in honor of Major General Harold J. Greene ’80, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2014 during a routine visit to a British military base near Kabul.

The plaque reads:

HaroldGreeneA leader, a thinker, and a person of action, he exemplifies the type of outstanding individual that we challenge all Rensselaer students to aspire to become.

As a decorated soldier and patriot, he protected and defended our country and citizens with dignity, honor, and excellence.

His service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Major General Greene’s family will join in the ceremony, which will be held at the Heffner Alumni House, at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13. An RSVP via email to Peter Pedone or calling (518) 276-6061 is required to attend.