Ernest W. Henderson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Brevard, NC

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Petty Officer 1st Class

Ernest was an FMF Corpsman. He loved his Marine Corps and was a great leader to many. He was called to serve late in life and joined the Navy at the age of 30. He served in Fallujah in the early days with the Marine Corps and later in Africa with his fellow sailors and many stations in between. Ernest became one of the first to complete training in TCCC and also became a plank owner on the USS Portland.

He loved taking care of others and was always able to make people smile. He enjoyed telling stories and making everyone laugh with his many corny jokes. He took pride in leadership and teaching those around him. He was a role model to many. Ernest would also fight for what he believed in no matter what.

We would love people to remember his laughter and how he truly enjoyed bringing happiness to those around him.

Age: 45

Date of Death: August 01, 2018

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