GMC Graduates Injured in Afghanistan Attack that Killed U.S. General

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Updated: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:33:00 EST

The two military soldiers, Captains Jeremy Haynes and Ibrahim Tantawi were both critically injured in the August 5th attack in Afghanistan that killed U.S. General Harold Greene.

Both men started at Georgia Military College as cadets in 2004.

GMC's president, Lt. General William Caldwell was a commander for two years in the same place where the soldiers were attacked.

"When those type of things hit you, it really does reinforce the incredible commitment and dedication that these young men and women graduating from this institution have and service to our country," Caldwell said.

Officers who are commissioned today know there is a high probability they will serve overseas and face dangerous situations but are willing to put their lives on the line.

"They still make that commitment and want to serve this nation and want to be apart of something bigger then themselves," Caldwell said.

 Major General Greene was the highest military officer to be killed since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

The college staff and students say they are praying and hoping for the best.

The soldiers were taken to a military hospital in Germany and are listed in stable but critical condition.

It is not clear when they will be taken to the United States.

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