Governors of Maine, Kentucky order flags lowered to honor Aroostook soldier

Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson
Posted Oct. 09, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 09, 2012, at 5 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Govs. Paul LePage of Maine and Steve Beshear of Kentucky on Tuesday ordered that U.S. flag and state flags in their respective states be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson of Houlton.

Henderson, 33, a Green Beret serving with U.S. Army A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., was wounded by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan on Sept. 30. He died at a hospital in Afghanistan on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to an obituary in the Bangor Daily News.

Public visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the gymnasium at Houlton High School, 7 Bird St. The funeral, with the Rev. Randall Burns officiating, will follow from 2 to 3 p.m. Interment with full military honors is scheduled for 3:30 to 4 p.m. at East Hodgdon Cemetery on the White Settlement Road in Houlton.

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