Governor LePage and First Lady Mourn the Death of Maine Soldier

October 2, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage and the First Lady regretfully announced Tuesday morning the death of Sergeant First Class Aaron A. Henderson, of Houlton.

Governor LePage issued the following statement today regarding the death of SFC Henderson:

“The loss of SFC Henderson brings great sorrow to my heart. His dedication to service surpassed the needs of himself and instead put fellow Americans first by braving the elements of combat to defend freedom’s name. On behalf of all Maine citizens, I express sincere condolences to his family and friends. We will always remember SFC Henderson’s ultimate sacrifice. During this difficult time, we are reminded to pray for the safe return of all of our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines as they continue to serve our Country.”

SFC Henderson, 33 years old, was an active duty soldier serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group. On September 30, 2012, SFC Henderson suffered injuries while in combat. He was transported to a hospital in Afghanistan where he succumbed to his wounds on October 1, 2012.