October 10, 2012

Funeral today for Green Beret from Houlton

Gov. Paul LePage has ordered flags lowered to half-staff for the funeral for Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson.

The Associated Press

HOULTON — A Green Beret from Maine who died after being injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan is being laid to rest.

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson

Gov. Paul LePage ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Wednesday's funeral for Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson in the gymnasium of Houlton High School.

Henderson grew up in Houlton and has family there. He was captain of his baseball and basketball teams at Hodgdon High School, where he graduated in 1997.

Henderson was wounded by an improvised explosive device Sept. 30, had both of his legs amputated and died the following day at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. He served in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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