Claude T. Henderson, Jr.

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NAME:
Claude Thomas Henderson, Jr.
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
434661
HOME OF RECORD:
Norfolk, VA
NEXT OF KIN:
Mother, Mrs. Mary E. Henderson
DATE OF BIRTH:
6/11/1920
SERVICE DATES:
10/12/1942 – 7/25/1944
DATE OF DEATH:
7/25/1944
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Roi-Namur A/1/24 607 PFC
Saipan A/1/24 653 Corporal
Tinian A/1/24 607 Corporal Died Of Wounds
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Silver Star, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Private First Class

Biography coming soon.

Claude Henderson, mortar section. Henderson wanted so badly to be an NCO that he had corporal's chevrons sewn onto a spare blouse - once found out, his friends teased him mercilessly. He was at last promoted to corporal, but was shot in the throat during the landing on Tinian and died aboard a hospital ship.
PFC Henderson in 1943. He displays an unusual number of weapons qualification bars–possibly put on for the sake of the photo.