February 5th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

U.S. brigadier general dies in Afghanistan

U.S. Brig. Gen. Terence Hildner died in Kabul of apparent natural causes, officials said, making him one of the highest ranking officers to die in Afghanistan.

He was 49.

Hildner, who was commander of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas, was in Afghanistan to support the NATO training mission.

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"The unfortunate and untimely death of Brigadier General Hildner was a shock to our unit and Families," Col. Knowles Atchison, 13th ESC rear commander, said in a statement posted on the Foot Hood website. "Both forward deployed elements and we at home station are deeply saddened by this loss. We will all pull together through this difficult period and care for one another."

The circumstances surrounding his death.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Van the man

    its not a big deal, he was only a one star! 4,500 lower ranking Soldiers were killed and no one cares!

    February 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  2. BIGAL

    all of you should just shoot yourself in the head

    February 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  3. mm

    RIP, sir and thank you for your dedication and service.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  4. mipolitic

    deepest regret to the family, thank you for honourable service and duty

    February 6, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
  5. Lord Haw Haw

    What? No 'heroes' death? Sounds like he stroked out. That simply won't do. He has to die 'heroically'.........'for 'mare-ca'.
    Couldn't they just pump a couple of slugs into him and tell everyone that 'he went down fightin'


    February 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply

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