Henderson, Aaron A., SFC
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18E-Special Forces Communications Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Last Unit
2006-2012, 18E, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)/2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Service Years
2000 - 2012


Special Forces

Ranger
Sergeant First Class


Four Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1979
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houlton
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 2012
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Global War On Terror/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Global War on Terrorism Fallen
  2012, Global War on Terrorism Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Master ParachutistSpecial Operations Diver
Rifle
Special Forces

 
 Unit Assignments
24th Transportation BattalionCamp Zama, JapanSpecial Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)/2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
  2001-2003, 71L, 24th Transportation Battalion/HHC
  2003-2005, 42A, Camp Zama, Japan
  2005-2006, 71L, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  2006-2012, 18E, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)/2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2010 Global War On Terror/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2012-2012 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SGT. 1ST CLASS AARON A. HENDERSON


Killed in action on Oct. 2, 2012


Operation Enduring Freedom


Sgt.1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, 33, of Houlton, Maine, died Oct. 2 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device attack on Sept. 30, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


He was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


Henderson enlisted as an administrative specialist in the U.S. Army in 2000. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 24th Transportation Battalion at Fort Eustis, Va. His next assignment was with U.S. Army Garrison – Japan, Camp Zama, Japan, where he served as the Officer Management Branch NCOIC.


Henderson volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2006. Upon earning his Special Forces tab, he initially reported to HHC, 5th SFG (A) as the communications chief. He was then assigned to 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A) as a Special Forces senior communications sergeant. He served on three deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan with 2nd Bn.


His military education includes: Special Operations Command Jumpmaster Course, Senior Leaders Course, U.S. Army Combatives Course Level 1, Advanced Special Operations Techniques Course, Combat Diver Qualification Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Advance Leaders Course, U.S. Army Airborne School, Combat Life Savers Course, and Warrior Leaders Course.


Henderson's military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Special Operations Diver Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Master Parachutists Badge.


Henderson is survived by his mother and his brother.


- De Oppresso Liber-


   
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