Houlton Native Dies While Serving in Afghanistan
A soldier from Maine has died while serving our country in Afghanistan. SFC Aaron Henderson, 33, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, was born in Houlton. Henderson died from injuries he suffered during combat on September 30th. “This is heartbreaking news, and my thoughts and prayers are with SFC Henderson’s family. This tragedy reminds us of the dangerous conditions so many deployed Americans continue to operate under overseas. I know the greater Houlton community and the entire State of Maine will come together to offer support to SFC Henderson’s family during this incredibly difficult time. He was part of a Special Forces Group that has a long history of defending our nation, and his brave service on behalf of us all will never be forgotten,” said Congressman Mike Michaud. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sergeant First Class Aaron Henderson.Â Maine has lost a hero.Â His sacrifice and dedication to a cause larger than himself-his country-serves as an inspiration to us all.Â My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time,” said Senator Susan Collins.