Sox honor a fallen hero

Published On August 21, 2014 | By Tyler Scionti

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While the past weekend was a pretty big disappointment for the Red Sox (and that’s putting it lightly!), there was one very bright spot that has shown out of what has become a very a dim season.

Boston native, General Harold Greene was recently killed in combat on Aug 5 outside Kabul by what is believed to be an Afghan soldier. The General is the highest ranking official killed in combat since the Vietnam war. Green was buried with full honors last Thursday in the Arlington Cemetery, but he also got the royal treatment back home at Fenway.

On Saturday the Sox paid tribute to the fallen hero in a touching pre-game ceremony with his wife and children present. His family stood by the dugout all decked out in their own Sox jerseys while pictures of Greene flashed on the jumbo tron in center field.

The Fenway faithful, players, and his family paid their respects before a resounding “USA” chant rang through the ballpark to celebrate Greene’s commitment, dedication, and service.

It certainly is a great tragedy when family members fall in war, but the Sox do a heck of a lot to make it easier and to highlight our local heroes. It’s a good one on them to give back to the community, especially during times like these.

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.