President Obama Not Represented at Memorial for General Harold Greene-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
On August 8, 2014, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan and was laid to rest on August 14. There are several emails and social media posts alleging that President Obama was absent from his memorial service. Furthermore, the posts charged that the president failed to send anyone to represent him, including Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Kerry or Secretary of Defense Hagel.
This news went viral among many conservative blogs as well as social media, but President Obama was represented at Greene’s memorial service.
According to an August 25, 2014, article by Fox News, President Obama was vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard during the funeral, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno were in attendance.
Fox reported that Greene was the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.