Governor Andrew Cuomo says flags on all state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of the U.S. Army General from upstate who was killed this week in Afghanistan.
Major General Harold Greene was shot to death in an attack on a military base near Kabul on Tuesday.
The two-star general is the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.
U.S. officials say a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, killing Greene.
More than a dozen other soldiers were wounded, including some Americans.
A spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry says the shooter was killed.
This was Greene's first deployment to a war zone in his 34-year career.
He had been in Afghanistan since January, training Afghan troops.