Governor Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor of SFC Henderson

October 9, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today ordered that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in honor of Sergeant First Class Aaron A. Henderson, of Houlton.

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.

Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Houlton High School, 7 Bird Street, Houlton. The funeral will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the high school. The internment will follow the funeral from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at East Hodgdon Cemetery, White Settlement Rd, Houlton.