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Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson

Died October 2, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


33, of Houlton, Maine; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 2 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered Sept. 30 from an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan.

Funeral scheduled for soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

HOULTON, Maine — Maine is paying its final respects to a Special Forces soldier from Houlton killed in Afghanistan.

Military Street Baptist Church announced that the funeral for Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson is scheduled for Wednesday inside the gymnasium at Houlton High School.

The Bangor Daily News reports that visiting hours will begin at noon with the funeral scheduled at 2 p.m.

Henderson was wounded by an improvised explosive device Sept. 30 and died last Monday at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

He served in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Henderson graduated from Hodgdon High School in 1997. He played soccer, basketball and baseball in high school.


Hundreds line road as soldier's body comes home

The Associated Press

HOULTON, Maine — Maine is paying its final respects to a Special Forces soldier from Houlton killed in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of people lined the route as a hearse carried the body of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson to Aroostook on Monday.

Military Street Baptist Church announced that the funeral is scheduled for Wednesday inside the gymnasium at Houlton High School.

The Bangor Daily News reported that visiting hours will begin at noon with the funeral scheduled for 2 p.m.

Henderson was wounded by an improvised explosive device Sept. 30 and died last Monday at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

He served in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Henderson graduated in 1997 from Hodgdon High School, where he played soccer, basketball and baseball.

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