Clayton W. Henson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Stanton, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

Private First Class Henson died when his convoy was ambushed in Dwaniyan, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA.

He served his country with honor and pride. Clayton believed in what he fought for, he believed what he was doing was the right thing to do.

Henson was in high school during the Sept. 11 attacks and decided right then he wanted to volunteer for the Army, his family said. He felt like someone needed to do something about the attacks and thought joining the Army was his opportunity to make a difference.

Age: 20

Date of Death: April 17, 2004

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